When we think of significant July dates, Independence Day, July 4th, comes to mind first. This year we celebrated our country’s 239th birthday. And we did it up big with family gatherings, picnics, concerts, and fireworks.
Here are some other important happenings that took place in July.
Sixty years ago this month, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California and changed the American family’s idea of the perfect vacation.
In July 1965, the Medicare Act was developed by Congress, under the direction of Lyndon B. Johnson. Providing insurance 50 years later to 50 million Americans.
Casey Kasem debuted his long-running radio show America’s Top 40 in July 1970.
In 1995 (was that 20 years ago!) George H.W. Bush signed the American With Disabilities Act into law.
All these events brought change to our lives. Feel free to recognize them in whatever way you feel appropriate.
Don’t forget Parents’ Day on July 26 and honor those who gave us life.
Or July 24, which is National Tell an Old Joke Day.
But be careful. Most old jokes are politically incorrect. Do not offend. Do not offend anyone who is blonde, or Polish, or a senior citizen, or lawyers . . . or Pete Rose . . . or Queen Elizabeth . . . or Donald Trump’s hair . . . or . . .