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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 552 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JULY, the seventh month in the Christian calendar, consisting of thirty-one days. It was originally the fifth month of the year, and as such was called by the Romans Quintilis. The later name of Julius was given in honour of Julius Caesar (who was born in the month); it came into use in the year of his death. The Anglo-Saxons called July Hegmonath, " hay-month," or Maed-monath, " mead-month," the meadows being then in bloom. Another name was aftera li15a, " the latter mild month," in contradistinction to June, which was named " the former mild month." Chief dates of the month: 3rd July, Dog Days begin; 15th July, St Swithin; 25th July, St James.
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