plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in July...
July 2 / 1900 - The First Zeppelin flew. / 1964 - President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act / 1992 - Chevrolet builds one millionth Corvette.
July 3 / The beginning of the Dog Days of Summer / 1775 - Washington takes control of the Continental Army / [Haircuts]
July 4 / Independence Day / 1826 - Death of the Founding Fathers / 1997 - Pathfinder lands on Mars.
July 5 / Caribbean Day / 1946 - Bikinis are introduced. / 1996 - First successful cloning of a mammal.
July 6 / First picture postcard made on this day. / 1942 - Frank family takes refuge. / 1933 - Major League Baseball's first all-star game is held.
July 7 / Macaroni Day / 1930 - Building of Hoover Dam begins. / [Teammates]
July 8 / Video Game Day / 1835- The Liberty Bell cracked / 1951 - Paris, France celebrates 2,000 birthday
July 9 / National Sugar Cookie Day / 1941 - Germany's "Enigma" secret code broken / [Privacy]
July 10 / 1916 - Caldecott Winning illustrator Martin Provenson born. / 1962 - Patent for 3 point seatbelt is issued. / [The Zoo]
July 11 / Cheer up the Lonely Day / 1899 - Author of Charlotte's Web, E.B. White was born. / [Spoiled Food]
July 12 / Paper Bag Day / 1957 - Direct link between smoking and lung cancer discovered. / 1862 - Medal of Honor created by Abraham Lincoln / [The Mall]
July 13 / National French Fries Day / 1930 - First World Cup Soccer Championship. /[Death]
July 14 / National Picnic Month / 1968 - Hank Aaron hits 500th homer. / 1995 - A revolutionary new music technology is called "MP3"
July 15 / 1954 - First Boeing 707 flew. / 1903 - Ford Motor Company takes its first order. / 1988 - Die Hard debuts making Bruce Willis a star
July 16 / 1969 - Apollo lifted off for its voyage to the moon. / 1945 - Atom bomb successfully tested. / [Diets]
July 17 / 1955 - Disney Land opened. / [Cold Remedies]
July 18 / National Ice Cream Month / [Kindness]
July 19 / 1916 - Eve Merriam, poet, playwright and teacher was born. / 1799 - Rosetta Stone found. / [Romance]
July 20 / 1969 - Moon Day (the day man first landed on the moon) / [Public Restrooms]
July 21 / National Junk Food Day / 2007 - Final Harry Potter book released. /[Growing Up]
BE CREATIVE, make your response interesting and fun to read.
TAKE PRIDE in your work.
EDIT AND SHARE the final product with others.
May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
July 22 / Pied Piper of Hamelin Day / [Debt]
July 23 / Birthday of Robert Quackenbush, author and illustrator of more than 200 books for young readers. / [Picnic]
July 24 / Amelia Earhart day. / 1847 - Mormons settle Salt Lake Valley / [Letter Writing]
July 25 / National Recreational Month / [Fitness]
July 26 / On this day, Sesame Street character, Bert, was introduced. / 1775 - U.S. Postal System established / / [Museums]
July 27 / 1913 - Scott Corbett, children's books author, was born / 2003 - Bob Hope, comedian, dies at 100 / [Rejection]
July 28 / First fingerprint taken on this day. / [Shakespeare]
July 29 / National Lasagna Day / 1958 - NASA created / 1981 - Prince Charles marries Lady Diana. / 1776 - Escalante and Dominquez begin expedition. / [Baseball Glove]
July 30 / National Cheesecake Day / [T.V. Remote]
July 31 / 1790 - First U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins / 1965 - Author of Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, is born / [Dr.’s Office]