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Born July 1, 1961, she is Prince Harry’s mother.

Who is Princess Diana? 

Diana kept her title of Princess of Wales but lost the title of Her Royal Highness after divorcing Prince Charles. In interviews, Prince Harry often talks about his mother.


On July 2, 1937, this famed pilot and her navigator made their last contact with the U.S. Coast Guard before going missing.

Who is Amelia Earhart? 

The airplane went missing while circumnavigating the equator.


This crimson red gem is July's birthstone.

A) Ruby B) Garnet C) Red Coral D) Carnelian


Besides being July's birthstone, it is also a traditional gift for those celebrating 15th or 40th anniversaries.


A tropical storm that hits on coasts and beaches



Born July 16, 1911, she was Fred Astaire’s dance partner and leading lady in films.

Who is Ginger Rogers? 

Her catchphrase, “Cigarette me, big boy,” is from her 1930 film debut in Young Man of Manhattan.


The first footage of the shipwreck of this iconic ship was filmed in 1985 and released to the public on July 18, 1986.

What is (R.M.S.) Titanic? 

It was discovered when its boiler was spotted on the ocean floor in the North Atlantic.


July received it's name in honor of this Roman emperor (100 B.C-44 B.C)

A) Julian "the Apostate" B) Julius Nepos  C) Julius Caesar D) Didius Julianus 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was a renowned general, politician and scholar in ancient Rome who conquered the vast region of Gaul and helped initiate the end of the Roman Republic when he became dictator of the Roman Empire. Despite his brilliant military prowess, his political skills and his popularity with Rome’s lower- and middle-class, his rule was cut short when opponents — threatened by his rising power — brutally assassinated him.


These animals do not have shells of their own. They borrow empty shells to protect themselves.

Hermit crabs


Born Richard Starkey and one of only 2 surviving members of this iconic band, he will always be remembered as the drummer, but he sang the lead on “Yellow Submarine” and “With a Little Help from My Friends.”

Ringo Starr


On July 29, 1958, this U.S. exploration agency was established.

What is NASA? 

While we equate it with space exploration and astronomy, it was also created to study physics.


July is on average the hottest month in the Northern hemisphere. The long hot days are often referred to by this canine themed term "____ ____ __ ______".

What is the "Dogs days of summer"

The name came about because the Ancient Romans associated the hottest days of summer with the star Sirius. Sirius was known as the “Dog Star" because it was the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major


The name of the sun comes from this Latin word.



Born on July 9, 1956 he is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Turner & Hooch (1989), Philadelphia (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Saving Private Ryan, as well as for his voice work in the animated Toy Story series and The Polar Express (2004).

Tom Hanks


On July 1st, 1863 this Civil War battle commenced. More American soldiers became casualties at the this battle than in the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 combined. 

A) Battle of Antietam B) Battle of Gettysburg C) Battle of Little Big Horn D) Battle of Chickamauga

Battle of Gettysburg

It is generally regarded as the turning point of the war and has probably been more intensively studied and analyzed than any other battle in U.S. history. 

Union casualties in the battle numbered 23,000, while the Confederates had lost some 28,000 men–more than a third of Lee's army.


How many countries celebrate their independence in July?

A) 2  B) 5 C)  10 D) More than 20

More than 20

Canada, the United States, Belarus, Venezuela, Argentina, Belgium, France, the Bahamas, and the Maldives, Algeria, Burundi, and Peru to name a few!


This popular TV series from the 1990s starred David Hasselhoff as Mitch Buchannan.  The show was then made into a movie in 2017, with Dwayne Johnson playing the character of Mitch.



43rd US President born July 6, 1946

George W. Bush


July 4, 1776, this historical document was approved by the Continental Congress.

A) Bill of Rights B) Mayflower Compact C) Declaration of Independence D) Magna Carta

The Declaration of Independence

Fun Fact: The written Declaration of Independence was dated July 4 but wasn't actually signed until August 2. Fifty-six delegates eventually signed the document, although all were not present on that day in August. 


On July 5, 1946, the world’s first ___ was unveiled in the famous Piscine Molitor swimming pool in Paris.

a) marble statue | b) bikini | c) beach ball d) diving board


While two-piece forms of swimwear previously existed, none used as little fabric as the bikini. The bikini was modeled by showgirl Micheline Bernardini.


Which is the largest ocean on Earth?

The Pacific Ocean


38th U.S. President (1974-1977). He has the distinction of being the only person to serve as president without being elected to either the presidency or the vice presidency 

A) Truman B) Ford C) Carter D) Lyndon B Johnson

Gerald Ford

Gerald Ford's tenure as the 38th president of the United States began on August 9, 1974, upon the resignation of Richard Nixon from office, and ended on January 20, 1977. Ford, a Republican from Michigan, had served as vice president since December 6, 1973, following Spiro Agnew's resignation from that office.


On July 7, 1898  President William McKinley signed a resolution annexing this territory. In 1900, Congress made it an incorporated territory of the U.S., which it remained until becoming a state in 1959.

A) Alaska B) Hawaii C) Puerto Rico D) Arizona


Pictured here is Liliuokalani, the last monarch of the kingdom of Hawaii


July isn’t just the month for Independence Day, though. There are plenty of other great holidays observed around the world! July 2nd is:

a)Stay in the Sun Day| b)National Corn Day | c)World UFO Day d) Hot Dog Day

World UFO Day

World UFO Day serves as a way for everyone to come together and watch the skies on the same night in search of UFOs. In addition, many see the holiday as a way to spread knowledge and awareness of UFOs, making a case for their existence, and hoping to make disciples out of the dubious. 

So why July 2? For many, this date represents the anniversary of the 1947 incident in Roswell, New Mexico. Believers claim a UFO crash landed here, deep in the American southwest, but that the government has been covering it up ever since



Surfing was invented in this US State.



Born July 24, 1897 this female pioneer aviator was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean 

Amelia Earhart


The first women's rights convention was held at Seneca Falls, New York from July 19-20th in this year. The convention marked the beginning of an organized women's rights movement in the U.S.

 A) 1812 B) 1848 C) 1908 D) 1918


 The convention marked the beginning of an organized women's rights movement in the U.S. Topics discussed included voting rights, property rights and divorce.


At the end of the month, we also have International:

a) Tiger Day | b) Gorilla Day | c) Sheep Day d) Dog Day

Tiger Day on July 29th

International Tiger Day is celebrated on July 29 to raise awareness about the conservation of the wild cat, which over the last 150 years has witnessed a massive drop of nearly 95% in its population 


The ocean covers ____% of the earth's surface. (Rounding to the nearest 10%)


(71% is the exact number)

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