Did You Know? Countdown to July 2009 (06/26)

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of July

June 26 : 05 days to July

Did you know that the month of July is named for Julius Ceasar?

The Roman Senate named the month “Julius” in honor of the Roman Emperor. Ceasar was born in July in the year 100 B.C.E. While July is the seventh month on the Gregorian calendar, it was considered the fifth month of the Roman calendar. Before being named Julius, July was called “Quintilis” by the Romans, which means “fifth”.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of July! So stop by again tomorrow.

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net,  Holidaypedia: July

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