July 1: Canada Day – National day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867, which united three colonies into a single county called Canada.
July 2: Thurgood Marshall’s Birthday – Birthday of Thurgood Marshall, a civil rights activist and the first Black American to serve on the Supreme Court. One of his most famous quotes is, “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
July 4: Independence Day (USA) – Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776.
July 18: Nelson Mandela’s Birthday – A civil rights leader and South Africa’s first black president. In 2009, the UN declared this day as “Nelson Mandela International Day”. Here is a famous quote by the man himself, “I never lose. I either win or learn.”
July 26: Americans with Disabilities Act – Commemorates this day in 1990, Congress passed the American with Disabilities Act. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, and requires that certain access and amenities are provided in public places.