July Curriculum Calendar - Lesson Plan Ideas by Date

Enhance your current curriculum with this fun reference calendar. Whether you want to highlight historic events, honor birthdays of significant people, or celebrate holidays, this is a valuable tool for every teacher. Click on any event to find a breadth of related teaching resources that will spark new ideas to spice up your daily lessons. There's something worth celebrating every day!

Curriculum Calendar

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26
Bicycle patented in the US (1819)
Also try: bike safety, inventions
50 nations sign United Nations Charter in San Francisco (1945)
27
Helen Keller born (1880)
"Happy Birthday" song composed (1859)
28
King Henry VIII born (1491)
29
The Globe Theatre burns to the ground (1613)
Also try: Shakespeare, London
First iPhone released (2007)
30
National Meteor Day
Also try: astronomy
Gone with the Wind published (1936)
Also try: American Civil War
1
Canada Day
Also try: Quebec, Yukon Territory
2
First steam engine patented (1698)
Also try: Thomas Savery
Civil Rights Act passed after 83-day filibuster (1964)
3
Dow Jones and Company publishes first stock average (1884)
Also try: stock market
4
Supernova detected within the constellation Taurus (1054)
Also try: constellations
5
First recorded sighting of a tornado in the US (1643)
Isaac Newton's Principia published (1687)
Also try: Issac Newton
The Law of Return is passed allowing Jewish people to return to Israel (1950)
Successful cloning of Dolly the sheep (1996)
Also try: cloning, DNA
6
President George W. Bush born (1946)
Also try: US president, elections
Republican Party formed (1854)
7
Hawaii is annexed by the United States (1898)
8
Stock market falls to lowest point during Great Depression (1932)
Also try: Great Depression
Douglas MacArthur named commander of UN forces in Korea (1950)
Also try: Korean War
9
Argentina declares independence from Spain (1816)
Millard Fillmore becomes president when President Zachary Taylor dies (1850)
10
Nikola Tesla born (1856)
Also try: electricity, magnetism
Hottest temperature recorded on Earth measured in Death Valley (1913)
Also try: Death Valley, deserts
Boris Yeltsin becomes Russia's first President (1991)
Also try: Russia, democracy
11
John Quincy Adams born (1767)
Also try: US presidents
E.B. White born (1899)
12
Henry VIII weds his last wife, Catherine Parr (1543)
Also try: Catherine Parr
13
Julius Caesar born (100 BC)
Also try: Ancient Rome
Bomb blasts rock Mumbai (2011)
Also try: terrorism
14
National Shark Awareness Day
Also try: fish, ocean animals
15
Rembrandt born (1606)
Also try: Baroque style, painters
The Rosetta Stone found (1799)
16
The Manhattan Project ushers in the Atomic Age (1945)
Also try: Atomic Age
The Catcher in the Rye published (1951)
Also try: J.D. Salinger
17
National Ice Cream Day
Charles VII crowned King of France (1429)
Disneyland opens (1955)
18
John Glenn born (1921)
Mein Kampf published (1925)
Also try: Adolf Hiter
19
First women's rights convention at Seneca Falls (1848)
The Qing Dynasty defeats the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (1864)
20
First Special Olympics (1968)
Apollo 11 makes first moon landing (1969)
21
22
Deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins the Holocaust (1942)
Dick Smith completes the first solo helicopter flight around the world (1983)
Also try: flight, aerodynamics
23
National Day of the Cowboy
Also try: cattle, livestock
Ford Motor Company sells first car (1903)
Also try: Henry Ford, automobiles
Hale-Bopp comet discovered (1995)
24
National Parents' Day
Also try: families, mothers, fathers
Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley (1847)
Also try: Mormonism, Utah history
Ruins of Macchu Picchu discovered (1911)
Also try: Peru, Inca
25
Emmett Till born (1941)
Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth (1952)
Also try: US commonwealth
26
Carl Jung born (1875)
Jan Berenstain born (1923)
27
World War II: Allied forces successfully halt final Axis advance into Egypt (1942)
Also try: Allied Forces
28
World Nature Conservation Day
Also try: conservation, ecology
World War I begins (1914)
Also try: The Great War
29
Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien first published (1954)
NASA established (1958)
30
Emily Bronte born (1818)
Also try: Wuthering Heights
31
Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day
J.K. Rowling born (1965)
Also try: Harry Potter
1
National Water Quality Month Begins
Herman Melville born (1819)
Also try: Moby Dick
Justinian I becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire (527)
Also try: Byzantine Empire
2
Declaraton of Independence is signed in Philadelphia by 56 members of Congress (1776)
Also try: equality, government
Trial run of San Francisco cable car on Clay St. (1873)
The Lincoln Penny first issued (1909)
Also try: currency, US Mint
3
Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage (1492)
Also try: Age of Discovery
Calvin Coolidge becomes president after the death of President Warren G. Harding (1923)
4
Louis Armstrong born (1901)
Also try: jazz
Barack Obama born (1961)
Also try: US presidents
Anne Frank and family arrested (1944)
Also try: Holocaust, World War II
5
First transatlantic telegraph cable completed (1858)
Also try: telecommunications
6
Hiroshima Day (1945)
Alfred Lord Tennyson born (1809)
Also try: poetry, Ulysses

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