July 4th, Independence Day
The United States of America’s National Day, commemorating one of America’s key founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, which was dated and widely believed to be signed on the date of July 4th 1776. The Declaration of Independence freed America from the colonial rule of the monarch of Great Britain. Why not check out our study guide on the American War of Independence to brush up on your knowledge before the celebrations begin. Also, check out our episode of Historic Walks Philadelphia, where Justine Shapiro soaks up some good old fashioned July 4th ambiance and goes beyond the traditional parade route to get a real taste of 18th Century Philly.
Bastille Day is the national day of France. It is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress on July 14th 1789, where revolutionaries, many of whom were simply disgruntled merchants and craftsmen, seized control of the fortress. The storming is recognised as an important turning point in the french revolution, Check out our study guide on the French Revolution.
53 years since Apollo 11
Apollo 11th launched on July 16th 1969 and landed on the moon on July 20th with Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong aboard. They came back to earth on the 24th July 1969 following a successful mission.
The hotly anticipated Open golf tournament returns this year to Royal Portrush, Co. Antrim this month. The widely attended event begins on July 18th and ends on July 21st.
Coming soon: Adventure Golf Ireland
Wimbledon is very high up on the average Brit’s bucket list of things to do. Every July, South London becomes home to this prestigious tennis tournaments, one of the most coveted in the world.