History of July

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Julius Caesar

July was the seventh month of the year on both the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. It is also the fourth of seven months to have 31 days.

The name is in honor of Julius Caesar, the famous Roman general.  The seventh month was the month of Caesar’s birth and the Roman Senate voted to make the month July in his honor. Before being changed to July, the seventh month was called Quintilis.

In the Northern Hemisphere it is the second month of summer and one of the hottest, often referred to as the dog days of summer.  It is one of the coldest months in the Southern hemisphere.


In the United States, the 4th of July or America’s independence, is celebrated this month.

The July birthstone is the ruby. The birth flowers are the larkspur or the water lily.  Those born before July 22 are of the cancer sign and those after July 23 of the Leo sign.

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