Holidays Calendar for July 7, 2015

July 7 is Independence Day in Solomon Islands. It is a public holiday commemorating the independence of Solomon Islands from the United Kingdom in 1978.

Saba Saba Day is a public holiday in Tanzania celebrated on July 7. It commemorates the creation of the Tanganyika African National Union in 1954. On this day, the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair is held.

Unity Day is a public holiday in Zambia. It is celebrated on the Tuesday following Heroes' Day, which is usually (but not necessarily) the first Tuesday in July.


July 7 it is the perfect day to let go of the past and forgive those who hurt you, as well as to ask for forgiveness from people you hurt because July 7 is Global Forgiveness Day.

Aerial Forest Protection Service Day is a Russian professional holiday celebrated on July 7. It commemorates the founding anniversary of the government agency responsible for the aerial management of forest fires, commonly known as Avialesookhrana.

Millions of trees are annually planted across India during the National Festival of Trees Planting (Van Mahotsav) in India. The festival lasts for one week and it corresponds to the well-known tradition of Arbor Day in other countries.

Tanabata, also known as the Star Festival, is a Japanese festival that celebrates the meeting of the deities Hikoboshi and Orihime. The date of the celebration may vary by region, but the first festivities typically begin on July 7.

Battle of Chesma Day is one of the Days of Military Honor in the Russian Armed Forces. It commemorates the victory of the Russian Empire over the Ottoman Empire in 1770. Battle of Chesma Day is celebrated on July 7, it is not a public holiday.

George Town UNESCO Heritage Day is an official holiday in the Malaysian state of Penang. It is celebrated on July 7 because on this day in 2008 Melaka and George Town were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Chocolate is one of the most delicious treats ever, and it deserves its own special day to enjoy, doesn't it? Every year all chocolate lovers around the globe celebrate World Chocolate Day on July 7.

July is National Ice Cream Month in the United States and so many food holidays that pay homage to various types of ice cream and ice cream desserts are celebrated in July. For instance, July 7 is National Strawberry Sundae Day.

July 7 is the perfect day to indulge in some mac and cheese because it is National Macaroni Day. This unofficial holiday celebrates one of the most beloved types of pasta.

July 7 is the perfect day for a bar crawl because it has been designated as National Dive Bar Day. Raise a glass to all the amazing dive bars that quench our thirst and help us make happy memories that last a lifetime.

National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day is celebrated on July 7 every year. It was created to encourage fathers and daughters to spend more time together and promote family bonding and the benefits of physical activity.

National Koi Day is a fun holiday celebrating fascinating fish that are bred and kept for decorative purposes. It is celebrated annually on July 7.

Ivan Kupala Day is celebrated in Russia and Belarus on June 7. It is an East Slavic equivalent of Saint John's Day and Midsummer celebrations in the rest of the world.

World Kiswahili Language Day is celebrated annually on July 7. It was established by UNESCO to recognize the importance of Kiswahili as a lingua franca in much of Africa and to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism.


This Day in History

  • 2022 Boris Johnson resigned as Leader of the Conservative Party amid the United Kingdom government crisis. He remained prime minister until September, when he was succeeded by Liz Truss.
  • 2021 Died: Robert Downey Sr., American film director, screenwriter and actor. He was known for writing and directing his underground film Putney Swope.
  • 2021 Died: Jovenel Moïse, Haitian politician and entrepreneur, who served as the 43rd president of Haiti from 2017 until his assassination in 2021 during an attack on his private residence in Pétion-Ville.
  • 2014 Died: Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian general and politician. He served as the 2nd President of Georgia from 1992 to 2003. He was forced to retire as a consequence of the bloodless Rose Revolution.
  • 2006 Died: Syd Barrett, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, best remembered as a founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd. He was the lead vocalist and was credited with naming of the band.
  • 2005 56 people were killed and over 700 injured in a series of four explosions on London's transport system.
  • 2003 NASA launched its Opportunity rover, MER-B or Mars Exploration Rover–B, into space abroad a Delta II rocket. The rover landed on Mars in January 2004 and remained active until 2018.
  • 1991 The end of the ten-day independence war between Slovenia and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The end of the conflict was regulated by the Brioni Agreement.
  • 1980 Born: Michelle Kwan, American figure skater (retired) and diplomat. She is a two-time Olympic medalist (silver in 1998, bronze in 2002) and a five-time world champion.
  • 1959 Venus occulted the star Regulus. This extremely rare event was used to determine the diameter of Venus and the structure of its atmosphere.
  • 1947 Witnesses saw an alleged spaceship crash near Roswell, New Mexico. The accident turned out to be a crash of a United States Army Air Forces balloon.
  • 1943 Born: Toto Cutugno, Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. His hit song "L'Italiano (I Grandi Successi)" is known worldwide.
  • 1940 Born: Ringo Starr, English singer-songwriter, drummer, and actor, one of the founding members of the Beatles. After the breakup of the Beatles Starr pursued his solo career.
  • 1937 The beginning of the Second Sino-Japanese War: Japanese forces invaded Beijing, China.
  • 1930 Died: Arthur Conan Doyle, British physician and author, best known for his novels and short stories about the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson.
  • 1917 Born: Fidel Sánchez Hernández, Salvadoran general and politician, President of El Salvador from 1967 to 1972. His presidency was smeared by war and economic turmoil.
  • 1911 Great Britain, the United States, Japan and Russia singed the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention, banning open-water seal hunting. It was the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues.
  • 1907 Born: Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and naval officer. Sometimes called the "dean of science fiction writers", he was a pioneer of the subgenre of hard science fiction.
  • 1901 Born: Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and director, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards, two honorary and two for Best Foreign Language Film.
  • 1898 U.S. President William McKinley signed the Newlands Resolution, annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States.
  • 1890 Died: Henri Nestlé, Swiss confectioner, one of the creators of condensed milk. He is known for founding Nestlé, the world's largest food and beverage company.
  • 1884 Born: Lion Feuchtwanger, German author and playwright. He is often praised for his efforts to expose the brutality of the Nazis and criticized for his failure to acknowledge the brutality of the rule of Joseph Stalin.
  • 1880 Born: Otto Frederick Rohwedder, American engineer, best known for the invention of the automatic bread-slicing machine.
  • 1848 Born: Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Brazilian politician who served as the 5th President of Brazil from 1902 to 1906. During his presidency the then Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro was remodeled.
  • 1843 Born: Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and pathologist, Nobel Prize laureate for his sstudies on the structure of the nervous system. Several structures and phenomena in anatomy and physiology are named after him.
  • 1816 Died: Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and poet, best known for his plays The Rivals, A Trip to Scarborough, The School for Scandal.
  • 1807 The War of the Fourth Coalition ended when Napoleon I of France I and Tsar Alexander I of Russia signed one of the Treaties of Tilsit.
  • 1752 Born: Joseph Marie Jacquard, French merchant and weaver. He played an important role in the development of the earliest programmable loom that is now known as the Jacquard loom.
  • 1730 Died: Olivier Levasseur, French pirate. He is known for allegedly hiding one of the biggest treasures in pirate history, estimated at over $1 billion, and leaving a cryptogram behind with clues to its whereabouts.
  • 1573 Died: Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, one of the most influential figures in the Mannerism. His two greatest masterpieces are the Villa Farnese and the Jesuits' Church of the Gesù in Rome.
  • 1572 Died: Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. His major achievement was the introduction of an elective monarchy.
  • 1456 25 years after her death, a retrial verdict acquitted Joan of Arc of heresy.
  • 1307 Died: Edward I, King of of England from 1272 to 1307. He spent much of his reign reforming royal administration and common law through a series of statutes.