Important Events of July.

July is named (44 B C E)after Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth.

July is national picnic month.

National parks month.

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.

Cord Blood Awareness Month.

U.V.(aware of good and bad qualities of sun’s ultra violet

rays )safety month.

4th Sunday of July is observed as Parents Day.

1.International Day of Co-operatives is observed on first

Saturday in July.

Doctors’ day is observed in India on 1st July in memory of

Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.Saving lives and healing patients every day, doctors

are worthy of a gift to show them respect and admiration.

Canada day-(July 1st, 1867 )is the anniversary of the

establishment of confederation of Canada.Queen Elizabeth II

is the monarch of Canada.

International Joke Day.

Independence day of Rwanda—July 1,1962.

Independence day of Somalia–July 1, 1960.

Patrika Dinaacharane in Karnataka on  July 1.
2.World U.F.O. Day.
Birthday of Ganesh(1980), Indian film actor
in the Kannada film industry.

World Sports Journalists Day.

3.The martyrdom of St.Thomas, one of the 12 apostles

of Jesus Christ.

Compliment Your Mirror Day.

Calgary Stampede Day, the 10 days event from July 3 to 12

is observed at Calgary and Alberta, Canada.

Shishunala Sharifa(B:1819 July 3,D:1889) was an Indian poet, philosopher

and social reformer.

4.John Adams, the second President of U.S.A.
and Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of U.S.A.
die on the same day(July 4,1826) within 5 hours
of each other.

U.S.A.celebrates independence day.(w.e.f.1776)

The Press Council of India was set up on 4th July 1966

by the Parliament to regulate the press in I((ndia.

5. Birthday of 6th Sikh Guru Har Govind Singh

(B:July 5,1595;D:March 19, 1644).He found Akal Takth

in Amritsar. He added chant of Shakti(Power) with

Sikh belief of Bhakti.
6.Death anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram(1986),
the Deputy Prime Minister of India.
He was the leader of dalit community. His
contribution to the Green Revolution in India
is still remembered. He was also a member of
Constituent Assembly of India, where he ensured
that social justice was enshrined in the Constitution.

Tibet’s spiritual leader, the 14th and current

Dalai Lama (B:6 July 1935) is Tenzin Gyatso.

Birthday of Ranveer Singh(1985), an Indian cine actor.

George W.Bush (B:July 6, 1946) served as the 43rd

President of United States from 2001 to 2009).

World Zoonoses Day.

International Kissing Day.

7 Birthday of .Mahendra Singh Dhoni,(1981)an Indian


July 7-world chocolate day.

July 7-Global Forgiveness Day.
8.Birthday of Kalpana(1943).She was an actress in
Kannada cinema.She was affectionately referred to as
Minugu Tare(a shining star)
Hewa Bora Airways crashed in rainstorm at Congo(2011)
and 127 dead.

Sourav Ganguly(B:8 July 1972) is a former Indian Bengali


Vedeo Games Day.

9.Birthday of Sanjeev Kumar(1938)an Indian Bollywood actor.

Barbara Cartland (B:9 July 1901;D:21 May 2000) was an

English author of romantic novels.She was one of the best

selling  authors of the 20th century. Her 723 novels were

translated into 36 different languages.

July 10-Eunice Kennedy Shriver(B:July 10,1921;D:August 11,2009)

was the founder of  Special Olympics. She was a pioneer

in the worldwide struggle for rights and acceptance for

people with intellectual disabilities.

World’s first communication satellite Telstar-1 was launched on

top of a Thor-delta rocket on July 10, 1962.

11.Train blasts in Mumbai on July 11, 2006, killed 189 and

injured 829.

World Population Day is observed on July 11th every year.

National Bank for Rural Agriculture and Rural Development

(NABARD) was founded on July 11,1982 with the initial

capital of Rs,100 crore.
12.Birthday of Shivaraj Kumar(1962), an actor in Kannada

Pablo Neruda(B:July 12,1904;D:23 September 1973) was a

Chilean poet who wrote passionate love poems such as

”Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair”.He won the

Nobel prize in 1971 for literature.
13.Rock Worldwide Day.

14.Bastille Day(France) is the French National Day.

Madan Mohan (B:25 June 1924;D:14 July 1975) was an Indian

music director.
15.The telegraph service comes to an end with effect from
July 15,2013.

World Youth Skills Day.

The launch of Twitter, a website for mini-blogging

and social networking, began at Harvard on July 15, 2006.

Twitter was first conceived of ,by inventor Jack Dorsey.
16.The life line express or Jeevan Rekha express
is a mobile hospital train, started on 1991.
The train is run by the Impact India Foundation
in collaboration with the Indian Railways and
Health Ministry and has been funded by various
charitable sources.The service has benefitted
so far 4 lakh Indians in the remotest rural
parts of the country.
Birthday of Aruna Asaf Ali(B:16 July 1909;D:29July

1996).She was an Indian independence activist.

She hoisted the Indian National Congress flag at

Gowalia Tank Maidan in Bombay during the Quit

India Movement, 1942.She was awarded ‘Bharata

Ratna’ in 1998 and Padma Vibhushana,Jawaharlal

Nehru award and Lenin Peace Prize.
Hijari era of the Muslims started from 16 July 622 AD.

World Snake Day.
17.World Day for International Justice.

Yellow Pig Day is celebrated by some mathematicians

in recognition of yellow pig and number 17.

The city of Madras was officially renamed as Tamilnadu

on 14 January 1969 by the chief minister C.N. Annadurai.

Tamilnadu became Chennai on July 17, 1996

by the Chief Minister Karunanidhi.

Disney Land was opened on July 17,1955.

Anjolie Ela Menon(B:17, July, 1940) is an Indian painter

and muralist.

Angela Merkel (B:17 July 1954)is the first woman Chancellor

of Germany.

World Emoji Day.

18.Nelson Mandela International Day. Nelson Mandela

(B:18,July 1918;D:5 December 2013)was an Anti-apartheid

revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who served

as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

Birthday of Priyanka Chopra(1982)an Indian actress.

India stepped into space age with the successful launching

of the satellite launch vehicle(SLV-3) on July 18,1980.

Nero’s Rome burns on July 18,64AD.

Rajesh Khanna(B:29 December 1942;D:18 July, 2012) was

an Indian and Bollywood actor).

19.Lord Krishna was born on July 19, 3228 BC.He lived for 125 years

and disappeared on February 18th 3102 BC.

Bank Nationalisation Day(1969). Nationalisation of

14 major banks(that each had a minimum of  Rs.500mn

and above of aggregate deposits)was announced.A second dose of

nationalization  of 6 more banks followed in 1980.

Lord Curzon announced partition of Bengal on July 19, 1905.

The partition took place on 16 October 1905. Muslim

eastern area was separated from Hindu western area.

20.Apollo-11 was the first manned mission to land

on the moon(1969).Neil Armstrong an American astronaut
who was the first person to walk on the moon. The two other

astronauts are Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

National Moon Day is celebrated on 20th July, to commemorate

the day, man first walked on the moon.
International Chess Day.

Birthday of Naseeruddin Shah,(1950) an Indian cine actor.

Rajendra Kumar,(B:20 July 1929;D:12 July 1999) was anIndian

and Bollywood actor.

Bank of Baroda was founded on July 20,1908.Founder was

Maharaja H.H.Sir Sayaji Rao Gaekwad III.

21. Junk Food Day.

22.Rat catchers day

The national flag of India designed by Pigali Venkayya

was adopted in its present form during the meeting of

the constituent  assembly held on 22  July 1947.

Mukesh(B:22 July 1923;D:27 August 1976) was an Indian

playback singer in Hindi cinema.

23.Birthday of Bala Gangadhar Tilak(1856).He was

an Indian nationalist, journalist, teacher,social
reformer,lawyer and independence activist. He was
conferred with the honorary title of ‘Lokamanya’
(=accepted by the people as their leader).The British
colonial authorities called him ‘Father of the
Indian unrest).He died on 1 August 1920.

Birthday of Chandrashekhar Azad(1906),an Indian

freedom fighter.He fought alone valiantly and died

on February 27, 1931.

Egypt celebrates its National Day on June 23 to

commemorate the Egyptian revolution that took

place on this day in 1952.

Gorgeous Grandma Day.

National Broadcasting Day.Indian Broadcasting Company

began  radio broadcasting from Bombay station on July

23, 1927.

24.Birth anniversary of Azim Premji(1945), an Indian

business person.

Manoj Kumar(Born on 24 July 1937) is an Indian actor

and director in Bollywood.

Space scientist U.R. Rao(Udupi Ramachandra Rao), former

ISRO chief,(B:10,March 1932 D:24, July 2017) passes away.

Hasya Chakravarthi, Kannada comic actor, Narasimha Raju

(B:24 July 1923;D:11 July 1974).

Income Tax Day  was introduced in India on July 24,1860

by James Wilson.

25.Birthday of Rosalind Franklin, a British
biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer, who made
critical contributions to the understanding of the
fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA,Viruses,
coal and graphite.

Feast of St.JamesT.G. is held in Roman Catholic churches

on July 25. He is the patron saint of laborers

Feast of St.Christopher is observed on 25th July

by the Latin Church and on May 9 by the orthodox

eastern churches.

Thread the needle day.

World’s first ”test tube baby” Louise Brown was born at

Oldham and District General Hospital in England on

July 25, 1978.
26.George Bernard Shaw(B:July 26, 1856; D:November
2, 1950)was an Irish playwright and co-founder of
the London School of Economics.He is the only person
who has won both an Academy Award and a Nobel Prize
in literature(1925)He was awarded Oscar for
his work on the film ”Pygmalion”

Kargil Vijay Diwas in India.India successfully took command

of  the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders

on July 26, 1999.

National Aunt and Uncle’s Day.

Maldives gained independence from British on July 26,

27.The University of Mysore was founded during
the reign of Krishnaraj Wodeyar 1V,the Maharaja of
Mysore.It opened on 27 July, 1916.

Take your houseplant for a walk day.

Bharat Ratna ,Abdul Kalam the 11th President of India,the missile

man of india, and the architect of Pokhran II Passed away.

(B:15 October 1931;D:27 July 2015).

Two researchers Frederick Grant Banting and John James

Rickard Macleod working at the University of Toronto

isolated insulin, a hormone from a dog’s pancreas.

They  believed that this insulin could prevent diabetes.

They were jointly awarded Nobel prize in Physiology

or Medicine in 1923.

28.World Nature Conservation Day.
First World War began on 28, July, 1914 when
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. 28th July
2014 marks the centenary of the First World War.
World Hepatitis Day.
29.International Tigers Day is an annual celebration
to raise awareness about tiger conservation to future
generations.There are currently 3200 wild tigers
in the world.
Benito Mussolini was an Italian politician,
journalist and leader of the National Fascist Party,
ruling the country from 1922 until his ousting
in 1943.
Birthday of T.P.Kailasam(1886). He was a playwright
and prominent writer in Kannada literature. His
contribution to Kannada theatrical comedy has earned
him the title ‘Prahasana Pitamaha'(the grand father
of humorous plays.)
Birthday of J.R.D.Tata(1904). He was a French born
Indian aviator and business tycoon.He was chairman
of ‘Tata sons”He was awarded the French Legion of
Honour in 1983 and in 1992, the Bharat Ratna award.

Birthday of Sanjay Dutt(1959) an Indian Bollywood actor.

Parents Day is celebrated on  the 4th Sunday of  July

every year in U.S.A.

Mahashweta Devi(B:14,January, 1926;D:28,July,2016)

was a Bengali author and winner of Jnanapith Award,

the highest literary award in 1996.

29.National Aeronautics Space Administration(N A S A )

was established on July 29, 1958.

Global Tiger Day.

National Lipstick day.

National Chicken Wing day.
30.International Day of Friendship.

Birthday of Sonu Nigam(1973) singer.

Father-in-Law Day.

First colour motion picture was exhibited by George Eastman

on July 30, 1928.

World day against trafficking in persons.

31.Birthday of Munshi Premchandji(1880)-author in Hindi


Mohammed Rafi(B:24,December 1924;D:31 July 1980) was

an Indian playback singer of Hindi cinema.

Birthday of Mumtaz(1947) an Indian bollywood actress.

Feast of Saint Christopher is observed on 25th  July(Latin Church)


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