In Need of Inspiration…about July
With all the sadness and madness in the news today combined with the heat facing me outside my door, I was in need of inspiration for my post this morning. Too early for the dog days of Summer, although the events felt like it. Mad Dogs and Englishmen? Falls under the same category believe it or not.
So I went looking for things about the month of July, that midmonth of summer wondering what I would find other than the usual 4th of July and Canada Day mentions. What a mixed bag…
In the Georgian calendar, the calendar that most of the world uses, July is the seventh month. However, on the Roman calendar, it was actually the fifth month and was call Quintilis, which meant fifth. Later in 46 B.C., Caesar gave 31 days and the Roman Senates named the month Julius in honor of Caesar. In northern hemisphere, July is usually the hottest month of the year when it is actually a winter time in southern hemisphere. It gets very cold in Antarctica and cold and rainy in South America. Because there isn’t much rain in July, the grass loses its greenness. Moreover, the abundance of flowers and insects occur in July.
Some immediate facts that floated to the top:
- On July 1, 1898, the San Juan Hill was occupied by the American troops during the Spanish-American War.
- During World War I on July 1, 1916, the Battle of Somme began.
- On July 2, 1881, President James Garfield was killed by Charles Guiteau.
- On July 11, 1804, during a duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton was killed.
- The first atomic bomb was set off by scientists in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945.
Hmmm…the dig went on.
- On July 1, 1867, the Dominion of Canada was established due to the British North America Act.
- On July 5, 1971, Amendment 26 was proclaimed which set the voting age at 18 in the United States.
- On July 16, 1790, District of Columbia was established.
- On July 2, 1890, the Sherman Antitrust Act (an Act to prohibit trusts) was passed by the United States Congress
- The 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford, was born on July 1, 1913.
Then finally…hope arrived in the form of National holidays…ones I didn’t even know about…but I’m putting them on the calendar now.
July is officially National Blueberry Month, National Ice Cream Month and drumroll please, National Hot Dog Month. Be Still My Heart. I’ve a love for all three. So a month made for me. And its only half over! So now I’m grabbing a spoon and heading for the Blue Bunny double chocolate fudge. Maybe with some blueberries on top. Don’t judge. Join me after looking over our great lineup this week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words. There’s something for everyone.
This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
Sunday, July 10:
- In Need of Inspiration…about July.
- This Week At Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words
- In the Spotlight: Ice (The Salisbury Series #2) by Chris Quinton & RJ Scott (excerpt and giveaway)
Monday, July 11:
- The Silvers by J.A. Rock Blog Tour and Giveaway
- Complexity by Harper Miller Tour and Giveaway
- A Paul B Review: Delivered to Hope by Caitlin Ricci & AJ Marcus
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audiobook Review: Until September by Chris Scully
- A Stella Review: Chasing the Dream by Andrew Grey
Tuesday, July 12:
- AJ Llewellyn’s re-release of Mating Tomeo. Release Day Tour and Giveaway
- Gays of Our Lives by Kris Ripper Blog Tour and Giveaway
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Gays of Our Lives by Kris Ripper
- A BJ Review: Assumed Dead by Becky Black
- An Alisa Review: Code Name Jack Rabbit by Elizabeth Noble
Wednesday, July 13:
- An Alisa Review: Awakening the Alpha by Carolina Valdez
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audiobook Review: Designs of Desire by Tempeste O’Reilly
- A Jeri Review: Dinner for One by Meg Harding
- An Ali Review: Wildflowers by Suki Fleet
- A MelanieM Review: Kissing Alex by R.J. Scott
Thursday, July 14:
- Book Blitz and Giveaway – The Olive Conspiracy by Shira Glassman
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Audiobook Review: Dogwood Days & Spring Fever by Poppy Dennison
- A Stella Review: Picked Fresh by Posy Roberts
- An Alisa Review: Sign Here Please by Feral Sephrian
Friday, July 15:
- In the Spotlight: Into the Blue by Pene Hanson (excerpt and giveaway)
- Book Blitz and Giveaway – Summer Lovin’ Anthology
- Acceptance Blog Tour and Giveaway by Grace R. Duncan blog
- A Paul B Review: Acceptance by Grace R. Duncan
- A MelanieM Review: The Greek Tycoon’s Green Card Groom by Kate McMurray
- An Alisa Review: Lock & Key – Z. Allora
Saturday, July 16:
- A Barb the Zany Old Lady Review: Left of Centre by Zathyn Priest
- A Lila Audiobook Review: Love Hypothetically by Anne Tenino
- A Stella Review: Strong Medicine by JK Hogan