Updated June 2017

JULY


Holidays & Special Days & Weeks in the U.S.A.
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The BEP
Bureau of Engraving and Printing originated this month to help fund the Civil War.

NATIONAL BAKED BEANS MONTH Bowl of Baked Beans
History of baked beans.

NATIONAL HOT DOG MONTH Picture of Hot dog
Learn how the hot dog got its name and the ingredients in a hot dog. Hot dog recipes.
There is a wienermobile that travels around the country.

NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH Words Ice Cream
Learn the history of ice cream.

NATIONAL PICNIC MONTH Picnic Basket
Many ways to enjoy a picnic.

NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARKS MONTH National Park Logo
Information about the United States National Parks and Recreation Areas.

1 - FIRST ZOO OPENED IN U.S. Picture of Animal in a Cage
Visit the Philadelphia Zoo - the first zoo in the United States.

1 - INTERNATIONAL JOKE DAY People Laughing
Lots of jokes for kids

1 - FIRST U.S. POSTAGE SPAMP ISSUED Picture of 1st Postage Stamp
On this date in 1847, the United States issued its first postage stamp.

1 - USE OF ZIP CODES INAUGURATED Zip Code Postman
Information about Zip Codes

3 - IDAHO BECAME A STATE Idaho state flag
On this day in 1890, Idaho became the 43rd state.

3 - STAY OUT OF THE SUN DAY Sun
Information about sun safety for kids.

4 - SIGNING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE firecracker
Information about America's birthday. Learn about fireworks - history and types.

4 - ANNIVERSARY OF "AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL" Map of America
Katherine Lee Bates was inspired to write a poem after visiting Pikes Peak.
It later became the song "America the Beautiful".

4 - UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY OPENED u.s. military academy seal
On this day in 1802, the United States Military Academy officially opened.

6 - FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE ALL-STAR BASEBALL GAME Picture of Babe Ruth
The 1st Major League All-Star was played on this day in 1933.

13 - FRENCH FRY DAY picture of french fry
Information about National French Fry Day.
Learn the history of French Fries.

16 - ATOMIC BOMB TESTED Atomic Blast
Information about the the devolopment and detonation of the first atomic bomb.

18 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF DISNEYLAND Disneyland
On this day in 1955, Disneyland was opened in Anahiem, California.

20 - ANNIVERSARY OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS Special Olympics Logo
History of the Special Olympics.

20 - ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST MAN ON THE MOON Picture of the moon
Today is the anniversary of the voyage of Apollo 11 that landed the first man on the moon.

21 - ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME Picture of Women in Women's Hall of Fame
Quiz about the contributions made to our nation by women who are
in the National Women's Hall of Fame.

26 - ANNIVERSARY OF UNITED STATES POSTAL SYSTEM picture of stamp
On this day in 1775, the U.S. Postal system was established.
Learn how to become a stamp collector.

27 - ANNIVERSARY OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Department of State Logo
Learn about the State Department in the United States.

27 BUGS BUNNY'S BIRTHDAY Picture of Bugs Bunny
Learn the history of Bugs Bunny who was first seen in 1940. Play baseball with Bugs Bunny.

28 - ANNIVERSARY OF ESTABLISHMENT OF NASA NASA Logo
Learn the history of NASA

28 - FIRST FINGERPRINT TAKEN Magnified fingerprints
All about fingerprints.

30 - ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WAVES WAVES Logo
On this day in 1942, President Roosevelt signed a bill creating the group
Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) to allow women to volunteer in the Navy.

31 - U. S. PATENT OFFICE OPENED Patent Office Logo
Learn how to obtain a U.S. patent or trademark. Take a quiz about patents.

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