Jump into July

The seventh month of the Gregorian year is named in honor of Julius Caesar. In 63 B.C. Caesar had been elected Pontifex Maximus. The calendar was 355 days long and gradually through mishandling and corruption (pontiffs allowing the calendar to lengthen to please one priest, shortening it to anger another) January slipped into fall.

A year after Caesar completed the calendar, he was assassinated on the Ides of March. In his honor, the Roman Senate named the seventh month July, the month of Caesar’s birth.

Thе new calendar went іntо effect оn the first dау оf Jаnuаrу 709 A.U.C. (ab urbе condita—”from the fоundіng оf thе сіtу [Rоmе]”) Jаnuаrу 1, 45 B.C. and put аn end tо thе arbitrary and іnассurаtе nаturе оf thе еаrlу Roman ѕуѕtеm. Thе Julіаn саlеndаr bесаmе thе predominant саlеndаr thrоughоut Europe for thе nеxt 1600 уеаrѕ untіl Pоре Gregory mаdе furthеr rеfоrmѕ іn 1582.

Certain соuntrіеѕ аnd institutions іn fасt аdhеrеd to this ancient ѕуѕtеm untіl wеll іntо thе twеntіеth сеnturу: thе Julіаn саlеndаr wаѕ uѕеd іn Russia untіl 1917 and іn Chіnа untіl 1949, аnd to thіѕ day the Eastern Orthodox сhurсh adheres tо Cаеѕаr’ѕ саlеndаr.

July has 31 days. Several countries celebrate their independence in July including Canada, the , and France.  The first Bikini was shown in July of 1948.  Then Neil Armstrong made history by walking on the moon in 1969.


July weather in the Northern Hemisphere begins heating up. The dog days of summer begin in July and carry through until August. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the second month of winter. The July weather is an excellent time for completing home renovations and projects. Make sure you get your picks in for Prime Day, 2022. This summer month is also perfect for eating ice cream. In fact, the entire month celebrates ice cream and there are seven, yes seven, ice cream-related holidays on the calendar to keep us cool.

Barbeques, backyards, days at the beach and of course in America our 4th of July celebration adds to the fun. Macaroni, spare ribs, popsicle’s, add to the tasty treats to indulge in.  Fast foods, candy, hammocks and more encourage us to all to enjoy the simple pleasures of this summer month.

In the Southern Hemisphere, July is the second month of winter. While July’s average temperatures make it the hottest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, July is also the coldest month on average in the Southern Hemisphere.

If you’re born in July your sign is either Cancer or Leo. Cancer is the crab sign and Leo is the lion.  Your birth flowers are larkspur and waterlily. The larkspur represents the bonds of love. While larkspur doesn’t bloom until Fall, the waterlily blooms all summer long. However, like the rose, the larkspur’s colors also have special meaning.

  • Pink = fickleness
  • White = happiness
  • Purple = first loved
  • Blue = grace

The waterlily represents purity.

The primary birthstone of July is Ruby. This valuable gemstone. They are found prominently in Myanmar and Vietnam. These beautiful stones vary in shades from blood red to pinkish-red and signify wealth and prosperity.

Famous July Birthdays

  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Princess Diana
  • Tom Cruise
  • Arnold Swartzeneger
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Medgar Evers
  • Stephen Foster
  • Percey Spencer
  • Peggy Braithwait
  • Tom Hanks
  • Jane Lynch
  • Ida B. Wells
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Janet Reno
  • Robin Williams
  • Emily Bronte
  • John Quincy Adams
  • Calvin Coolidge
  • Gerald Ford
  • George W. Bush



Jennifer lives happily in North Florida with her husband Scott and after a stroke and two brain surgeries her mom. While not blessed with children they dote on their four legged children four cats. I started writing after spinal surgery required second round of physical therapy to learn to walk yet again. While reading is a favorite hobby writing is something new with the launch of this blog and hopefully a fiction novel in the future.


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