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🗓️ On This Day - July 7th

July 7th is more than just another day in the middle of the upper hemisphere’s summer. It’s a day when we look back at battles, box office successes, and even celebrate a few tasty occasions in between. If you’re celebrating today, many happy returns – here’s what else you need to know about July 7th in the meantime.

On this day

The Battle of Otumba

The Battle of Otumba took place.

In 1520, the Battle of Otumba in Mexico took place. Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans emerged victorious over the Aztec force, taking control for the Spanish. It’s a fascinating period in both Spanish and Mexican histories.

Roger Moore

We met 007 for the 10th time!

In 1977, the 10th James Bond film was released! “The Spy Who Loved Me” starred Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, and it premiered in London.

interesting facts about Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela stepped down.

In 1996, Nelson Mandela stepped down as President of South Africa. He was the nation’s first-ever elected president, and a key component in helping to strip the country of its apartheid laws and restrictions.

7/7 bombings

The 7/7 bombings took place.

In 2005, today was the date that a coordinated terrorist bomb exploded in London’s public transport system. The explosion took place during the morning rush hour, injuring 700 people and killing 52.

Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4

We went to Hogwarts for the last time.

In 2011, the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, premiered in London. The film was hugely successful and left fans pleased with how the film saga had ended! That said, there’s always plenty of stories left in the Wizarding World…

Special Days Falling on July 7th

Everyone loves to celebrate, and just because it's July 7th doesn't mean you shouldn't! In fact, there are plenty of things to mark today for. Here are our picks of what you may wish to put some time aside for today.
National Dive Bar Day

National Dive Bar Day

A good American dive bar has that specific smell, good music playing, friendly bar staff, and eclectic drinks – and today is the day to honor these glorious night spots! Head over to your favorite dive bar and have a great time. Just remember to set up a designated driver or an Uber take you home!

National Macaroni Day

National Macaroni Day

Pasta in any form is a delicious treat, but is anything really as iconic as macaroni? This kitchen staple is part of an all-time American favorite dish (Mac and cheese) and even has its place in art! Granted, more in our kids' art, but it's still amazing with a pop of color and some glitter! Yet, we tend to take this small pasta for granted. So, today, be thankful for the macaroni in your life, and try using it in your arts and crafts or to make a tasty dinner for the family.

National Strawberry Sundae Day

National Strawberry Sundae Day

And, to finish off that pasta dinner, you need the perfect dessert. And nothing screams "perfect dessert" quite like a strawberry sundae – it's a classic, and with good reason! Strawberry sundaes are amazing when made at home alone or in your favorite ice cream parlor – and today, you can enjoy them without guilt.

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