Concerning July 24th

Events large and small, miscellany, curiosities, &c.

Being the 205th day of the year, with 160 days remaining.

Children’s Day in Vanuatu.

Born today : Pioneer female aviator Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, in 1897.

Departed today : Actor and comedian Peter Sellers, best known as the inept Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films, in 1980.

Today in history : Lance Armstrong won his seventh consecutive Tour de France, in 2005.

Endeavour to learn something new every day.

Fact of the day : “Go!” is the shortest sentence in the English language.  From This Book…of More Perfectly Useless Information ~ See at

Quote of the day : “To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.” – J. B. Priestley.  From BrainyQuote

Word of the day : Haphazard (hap-HAZZ-erdhap-hazz-erd-) : marked by lack of plan, order, or direction .  From Merriam-Webster

July is named for the Roman emperor Julius Caesar.

Read An Almanac Month.

July birthstone : Ruby, for contentment.

July flower : The water lily, Nymphia ordorata.

“The Summer looks out from her brazen tower,
Through the flashing bars of July.” – Francis Thompson.

Professor D. O. Durant's Original Encyclopedic Calendar

“Whilst the publisher makes every effort to verify the accuracy of the information presented herein it should not be used to decide wagers, resolve border disputes, or settle disagreements between spouses. Thank you.”

From the preface of the first
edition of the calendar.