What is July?

  • (noun): The month following June and preceding August.


July (i/dʒʊˈlaɪ/ juu-LY) is the seventh month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. It is, on average, the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer) and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere (where it is the second month of winter). The second half of the year commences in July. In the Southern hemisphere, July is the seasonal equivalent of January in the Northern hemisphere.

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1849 - Events - July–September
... July 3 – French troops occupy Rome the Roman Republic surrenders ... July 6 – The Danish Army beats the Prussian army at Fredericia, Jutland, thereby putting an end to the Prussian/Danish War until 1864 ...
1849 - Deaths - July–December
... July 12 – Dolley Madison, First Lady of the United States (b. 1768) July 28 – King Charles Albert of Sardinia (b ...
1932 - July
... July 5 – Antonio de Oliveira Salazar becomes the fascist prime minister of Portugal (for the next 36 years) ... July 7 – The French submarine Prométhée sinks off Cherbourg 66 are killed ... July 8 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22 ...
July - Symbols
... July's birthstone is the ruby which symbolizes contentment ... The Zodiac signs for the month of July include Cancer (astrology) (until July 21) and Leo (astrology) (July 22 onward) ...

Famous quotes containing the word july:

    All the experts here ... say “There will be no war.” They said the same thing all through July 1914.... In those days I believed the experts. Today I have my tongue in my cheek. This does not mean I am become cynical; but as President I have to be ready just like a Fire Department!
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    I thank heaven that the 4th. of July is over. It is always a day of great fatigue to me, and of some embarrassments from improper intrusions and some from unintended exclusions.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    ...there was the annual Fourth of July picketing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. ...I thought it was ridiculous to have to go there in a skirt. But I did it anyway because it was something that might possibly have an effect. I remember walking around in my little white blouse and skirt and tourists standing there eating their ice cream cones and watching us like the zoo had opened.
    Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992)