A Thought for Today

Until we meet again dear sisters, brothers, and honored guests may your life be filled with joy and happiness!

July 4, 2022 Daily Horoscopes Digest

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Moon Alert

There are no restrictions to shopping or important decisions today. The Moon is in Virgo.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

What a positive way to begin your week! You’re full of original ideas related to your job and possibly your health. Discussions with an authority figure at home about potential repairs are likely. Lord knows, you’re keen to initiate things! (Issues with a pet might surprise.)

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You’re ready to party today! Accept invitations to socialize. Reach out and interact with others. Enjoy playful activities with kids, sports events, picnics, barbecues and fun encounters. Interaction with the entertainment world and the hospitality industry will delight.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

This is the perfect day to entertain at home. Be ready to serve “best in fridge” because you might impulsively entertain; or surprise company might drop by. Meanwhile, someone in the family might have unexpected news. This is also an exciting day for real-estate transactions.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is full of some surprises, so stay on your toes. It’s an upbeat, positive day; however, you are so full of spontaneous energy, some kind of distraction could make this an accident-prone day. Therefore, pay attention to what you say and do. Nevertheless, this is a fun-loving, playful day!

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

This is a great day to schmooze with others, especially artistic, creative people. However, keep an eye on your money and assets because something surprising could impact your wealth. For example, you might find money; you might lose money. Protect what you own. If shopping, keep your receipts!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

This is a great way to begin your week! The Moon is in your sign, which gives you a bit of extra good luck over all the other signs. Furthermore, everyone is upbeat and positive today. Nobody wants to work – everyone wants to play! Warm exchanges with friends and groups are gratifying.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

People admire you today! You look good in their eyes. You can take advantage of this and go after what you want. Don’t hesitate to ask a boss or parent for a favour because very likely, things will go your way. Travel for pleasure if possible. Enjoy meeting people who are “different.”

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

This is a lovely, playful day! Your involvement with a friend or a group will be unusual in some way today. You feel empowered and popular. You might also meet someone today who is different and intriguing. Stay light on your feet because there is a fast-changing, playing field today.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You might surprise others today by saying or doing something unexpected. You might take the helm and run the show? (You do feel more independent than usual, that’s for sure.) With Venus opposite your sign now, all your relations will flow smoothly. Enjoy your day!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Travel plans might suddenly change today or be delayed. Alternatively, you might suddenly have to travel when you didn’t expect to do so. This is an exciting, upbeat day. Expect to meet people who are “different” from you. Sports events, social outings and fun with children will delight.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Keep your eyes open today because something unexpected could impact banking details or issues related to shared property, taxes and debt. Keep in mind that this includes inheritances. Fortunately, you have lots of energy to work and be efficient today!

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

This is a lovely, upbeat social day! Enjoy interactions with others. In fact, expect a few surprises. Perhaps an unexpected invitation? Make plans for lunch, coffee get-togethers, a fun Happy Hour, sports events and playful activities with kids. Enjoy your day!

If Your Birthday Is Today

Ballet dancer Francesca Haywood (1992) shares your birthday today. You are warm, caring, loving person who is close to your loved ones. It’s important to you that there is peace and harmony within the family because discord creates stress for you. Good news! This is your year for success, awards, promotions and acknowledgement. It’s your turn to take a bow!

July 4, 2022 Birthday Horoscope Digest

May the next year of your life be better than the past year!

Click here to read anyone’s birthday horoscope from sunsigns.org

JULY 4 birthday horoscope predicts that you are resilient, reliable and responsible. The zodiac sign for birthday 4th July is Cancer. You are naturally friendly and considered practical. On the outside, you may appear cool or aloof, but deep down you are a softie. Your family is essential to you as other individuals in need of a helping hand. People come to you when they need help.

According to the July 4th birthday personality traits, out of the other Crabs, you are the most uncomplicated zodiac sign. You are caring and objective. It is highly unlikely that people will try to take advantage of you because of this.

Normally, you are a hard working Cancer who is capable of making spur-of-the-moment decisions. According to the July 4 zodiac analysis, you can be overly sensitive. On the other hand, you can be confrontational, but you are the first one to admit that you were wrong and to put things behind you.

Let’s talk about your weaknesses. It is not often, but you sometimes get emotional. Being upset often affects your ability to remain objective and calm.

Also, you tend to shop, to wash away your frustrations. It would not be so bad if you did not have an extravagant taste. Otherwise, you are determined and have a giving nature.

Consistent with the July 4th birthday love compatibility, you may desire to have a love of your own. This love, however, must be a lot of fun, trusting, and generous. You are likely to be the romantic idealist.

It is often that a person born on this day has great insight and consideration for a soul mate who is emotionally attached. Generally, when it comes to your long-term love interest, you are a protective Cancer personality.

Alternatively, you need someone to make you feel whole and alive. You aim to please and are generous and very lovable. Those born on this birthday July 4th, avoid arguments at all costs.

As the 4th July horoscope meanings indicate, you would rather take the blame than to be in the doghouse. This is not to say that you are bashful but rather selfish in not wanting to “sleep“ by yourself. At times when you find yourself in trouble, you are likely to brood about it, or you use the silent treatment to get attention.

The July 4 astrology analysis also predicts that you have an easy decision to make when it comes to a career choice. You can be an ambitious, motivated, and adaptable Cancer. You have an enterprising attitude that may gravitate toward a career that is not normally the first choice for others.

This Cancer birthday person can work in the healthcare field, as you are naturally a caregiver. Those of you born on this day find it easy to learn new things. This ability gives way to an open door that pays you well. With a large compensation and benefits package, you may have an urge to shop until you drop. This is only viable if you do it in moderation.

If today July 4 is your birthday, these Cancer personalities typically are huge exercise buffs. There is no greater feeling than looking your best. Looking great, feeling great and having money in the bank makes you one hot target. You take pride in how you are perceived inwardly and outwardly.

The only drawback is that you may not get your proper rest. You work so hard that you tend to overlook the fact that lack of sleep can have its side affects. You need the energy to perform at work and play. Being well rested puts you in a better mood.

The July 4 birthday personality traits for this Cancerian predicts you are ambitious hardworking and flexible people. You can make standing decisions with a moment’s notice. To some, you may appear to be distant, but you are a pretty giving and likable Crab. You are sensitive yet firm with your decisions.

Those of you born on this day are anxious lovers that have romantic fantasies. You are likely to walk away from an argument rather than sleep in another room. A long-term relationship can be the very thing you need to feel complete.

Famous People And Celebrities Born On July 4

Angelique Boyer, Calvin Coolidge, Melanie Fiona, Gloria Stuart, Geraldo Rivera, Abigail Van Buren, Bill Withers

See: Famous Celebrities Born On July 4

This Day That Year – July 4 In History

1779 – Grenada invaded by the French fleet
1789 – Tariff Act in place
1796 – First Fourth of July celebration was held on this day
1827 – NY puts an end to slavery
1925 – In Boston, the Dreyfus Hotel collapses, killing 44 people

July 4 Karka Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)

July 4 Chinese Zodiac SHEEP

July 4 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Moon that symbolizes your emotions, intuition, imagination, and feelings.

July 4 Birthday Symbols

The Crab Is The Symbol For The Cancer Star Sign

July 4 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Emperor. This card symbolizes competition, success, authority, and planning. The Minor Arcana cards are Three of Cups and Queen of Cups.

July 4 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Virgo: This can be a promising and understanding relationship.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Gemini: This match between the air and water sign will always be at odds with each other.

See Also:

July 4 Lucky Numbers

Number 2 – This number signifies insight, sensitivity, decisiveness, and understanding.
Number 4 – This number signifies conservativeness, determination, progress, discipline, and dependability.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For July 4 Birthday

Cream: This color stands for quietness, reliability, sophistication, and seclusion.
Lavender: This is a pure color that helps us get in touch with our inner thoughts.

Lucky Days For July 4th Birthday

Monday – This is the day of Moon that helps you analyze your decisions and shows how receptive you are to situations.
Sunday – This is the day of Sun that serves as an inspiration, authority, and master in helping you fulfill your goals.

July 4 Birthstone Pearl

Your lucky gemstone is Pearl which is symbolic of innocence, purity, wisdom, and focus.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On July 4th

A few good books for the man and silver jewelry for the woman. The July 4 birthday horoscope predicts that you like gifts that will make a difference to your life.

July 4, 2022 Current Moon Phase Digest

The Moon’s current phase for today and tonight is a Waxing Crescent Phase. A Waxing Crescent is the first Phase after the New Moon and is a great time to see the features of the moon’s surface. During this phase the Moon can be seen in the wester sky after the sun dips below the horizon at sunset. The moon is close to the sun in the sky and mostly dark except for the right edge of the moon which becomes brighter as the days get closer to the next phase which is a First Quarter with a 50% illumination.

Visit the July 2022 Moon Phases Calendar to see all the daily moon phase for this month.

Today’s Waxing Crescent Phase

The Waxing Crescent on July 4 has an illumination of 25%. This is the percentage of the Moon illuminated by the Sun. The illumination is constantly changing and can vary up to 10% a day. On July 4 the Moon is 4.89 days old. This refers to how many days it has been since the last New Moon. It takes 29.53 days for the Moon to orbit the Earth and go through the lunar cycle of all 8 Moon phases.

The 8 Lunar Phases

There are 8 lunar phases the Moon goes through in its 29.53 days lunar cycle. The 4 major Moon phases are Full Moon, New Moon, First Quarter and Last Quarter. Between these major phases, there are 4 minor ones: the Waxing Crescent, Waxing Gibbous, Waning Gibbous and Waning Crescent. For more info on the Moon Cycle and on each phase check out Wikipedia Lunar Phase page.

Phase Details

Phase: Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 25%
Moon Age: 4.89 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 393,301.14 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,099,483.30 km

Useful Moon Resources

July 4, 2022 Northern Hemisphere’s Planetary Positions Digest

If you want to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) for your local time use this link

For Your Local Time and Date

Northwestern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Los Angeles, California, USA

July 04 2022
07:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM PDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Cancer 47
Moon:15 Virgo 38
Mercury:29 Gemini 04
Venus:14 Gemini 03
Mars:29 Aries 41
Jupiter:07 Aries 47
Saturn:24 Aquarius 33 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 54
Neptune:25 Pisces 26 Rx
Pluto:27 Capricorn 43 Rx

True Lunar Node:21 Taurus 01 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:19 Taurus 45 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):09 Cancer 00

Chiron:16 Aries 20
Ceres:21 Cancer 36
Pallas:29 Taurus 50
Juno:20 Pisces 09
Vesta:06 Pisces 52

Eris:25 Aries 00

Fire:4
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:6
Cardinal:8
Fixed:5
Mutable:6

Northern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Chicago, Illinois, USA

July 04 2022
05:00 pm GMT 12:00 PM CDT
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Cancer 43
Moon:14 Virgo 36
Mercury:28 Gemini 55
Venus:13 Gemini 57
Mars:29 Aries 37
Jupiter:07 Aries 47
Saturn:24 Aquarius 33 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 53
Neptune:25 Pisces 26 Rx
Pluto:27 Capricorn 43 Rx

True Lunar Node:21 Taurus 01 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:19 Taurus 45 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):09 Cancer 00

Chiron:16 Aries 20
Ceres:21 Cancer 33
Pallas:29 Taurus 48
Juno:20 Pisces 08
Vesta:06 Pisces 52

Eris:25 Aries 00

Fire:4
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:6
Cardinal:8
Fixed:5
Mutable:6

Northeastern Hemisphere

The time for these Custom Planetary Positions is from the local time in Frankfurt, Germany, Europe

4 July 2022
10:00 am GMT 12:00 PM CEST
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:12 Cancer 26
Moon:10 Virgo 59
Mercury:28 Gemini 21
Venus:13 Gemini 36
Mars:29 Aries 25
Jupiter:07 Aries 46
Saturn:24 Aquarius 34 Rx
Uranus:17 Taurus 53
Neptune:25 Pisces 26 Rx
Pluto:27 Capricorn 43 Rx

True Lunar Node:21 Taurus 02 Rx
Mean Lunar Node:19 Taurus 46 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):08 Cancer 58

Chiron:16 Aries 20
Ceres:21 Cancer 26
Pallas:29 Taurus 40
Juno:20 Pisces 06
Vesta:06 Pisces 51

Eris:25 Aries 00

Fire:4
Earth:6
Air:3
Water:6
Cardinal:8
Fixed:5
Mutable:6

July 4 Tarot Card, Rune, Witch’s Rune, Ogham Divination Journal

Tarot

Click on the hyperlink to learn more about the Inner Voice card Osho Zen Tarot Deck from TarotX,net

Inner Voice – Major Arcana

Menu of Contents

Medieval Rune

From The Rune Site – Medieval Runes of Health and Magick

Wendhorn

Sound: “mm” as in “humming”
Stands for: Phases of the moon
Magick/Healing use: Reminds us that we must experience good and bad alike.

Witches Rune

From Otherwordly Oracle – Witches Runes

Eye

Third eye, seeing the truth, clairvoyance, someone’s watching, the evil eye and protection

This rune is my favorite. The all-seeing eye. It represents seeing things unseen, also seeing the beauty in things others don’t. Can also be a warning of the evil eye or someone watching.

July 4 I Ching, Numerology, Angel Number, Animal Spirit Guide or Helper Divination Journal

I Ching

For more information on Hexagram 61 from IChingOnline.net

Hexagram 61

Chung Fu / Inner Truth

The gentle Wind ripples the Lake’s surface:
The Superior Person finds common ground between points of contention, wearing away rigid perspectives that would lead to fatal error.

Pigs and fishes.
You may cross to the far shore.
Great fortune if you stay on course.

SITUATION ANALYSIS:

The subject of this hexagram discovers a key to Tranquility by first gaining insight into his own nature, then turning that vision outward.
By resolving inner conflicts and being at peace with himself, he learns to gain insight into others.
In effect, he enters another, sees with the other’s eyes, listens with the other’s ears, feels with the other’s heart.
He then returns to his own center, with new perspective and understanding.

Numerology

From Kasamba.com – Numerology

Two

Harmony is your nickname. You thrive in relationships – with your romantic partner, family, friends, coworkers, or even the salespeople at stores! You talk to everyone, you are down to earth and people love your presence. You are the life of the party! But sometimes, maintaining the peace in a relationship is so important to you that you forget who you are and make sacrifices that aren’t reciprocated. Learn to stand your ground and put your foot down when necessary. In matters of business, 2 is a great number for successful partnerships. If your life path number is 2, or if the digits of a date adds up to the number 2, know that it’s the best energy to enter into business agreements and create projects through teamwork. 2 is a wonderful omen for signing peace agreements between countries, making up for past mistakes between lovers, and to make any past wrongs right.

Druid Ogham

Click here to learn more about the Ioho Ogham, from Druid Ogham

Ioho

Grace, death, letting go, endings, rest, the beauty of decay

Tree: Yew (Taxus spp.)

Letter: Y

Ioho symbolizes the acceptance of enduring realities and legacies of the past. If you draw Ioho, look for the end of a phase or cycle. Ioho suggests you are handling or will handle the matter at hand with dignity and grace.

Modern culture has spent a great deal of time running away from the ideas of death and decay as natural, welcome processes. As a result, we have a society obsessed with launching our species into space for fear of extinction, a medical industry bent on extending life long after it has ceased to have any quality, and a fixation on youth that motivates the middle aged to undergo brutal, grisly procedures in order to look twenty. When we frame aging (not just of human beings) in a sensible way, we understand that getting old isn’t so terrible. People age and die. Technologies change. Weeks become years. Eras fade away. Letting go is for the best.

Ioho is about accepting limits gracefully. We cannot control much…

Animal Spirit Guide and/or Helper

Spells for Today – Daily Spellwork

Did you know that each day of the week has a special kind of energy to make magic happen?

Let’s see the best spells for Monday and let’s learn how to use this day and its energy the right way!

Contents

What kind of spells could we cast on a Monday?

Which planet influences Monday

How to use Monday’s energy?

My favorite spells to do on Monday

Click on the hyperlinks to read the rest of this article about Monday’s Spells from magickalspot.com

Some of the Witchcraft/Magickal Correspondence Digest for Monday

Moon-day

Planet: Moon

Colors: Silver and White and Grey

Crystals: Moonstone, Pearl, Aquamarine, Silver, Selenite

Aroma: Jasmine, Lemon, Sandalwood, Moon Oil, African violet, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Willow, and Wormwood

Herb: Moonwart

The sacred day of the Moon, personified by such goddesses as Selene, Luna, Diana, and Artemis. The Moon is ruler of flow affecting the changeable aspects of people. If a full moon falls on a Monday, its powers are at their most potent. Magical aspects: peace, sleep, healing, compassion, friendships, psychic awareness, purification, and fertility

Monday is ruled by the moon – an ancient symbol of mystery and peace. Monday is a special day for mothers as the cycle of the moon has long been associated with the female menstrual cycle. Those wishing to conceive a baby would be wise to try on a Monday as the magic of motherhood is strong and pregnancy is in the air.

This is the proper day of the week to perform spells and rituals involving agriculture, animals, female fertility, messages, reconciliation’s, theft, voyages, dreams, emotions, clairvoyance, home, family, medicine, cooking, personality, merchandising, psychic work, Faerie magic, and Goddess rituals.

Magickal Applications for Mondays

Monday is named after the moon. The Latin term for Monday is Dies Lunae (“moon’s day”); in the Old English language, this day was Monandaeg; in Greek, it was Hermera Selenes. All of these different names and languages translate to the same thing: the “day of the moon.”

Working with the different phases of the moon is an important skill that takes a bit of time for Witches to learn. So why not cut to the chase and experiment with the day of the week that is dedicated to the moon in all of its magickal energies and aspects?

Magickally, Monday encourages the lunar energies of inspiration, illusion, prophetic dreams, emotions, psychic abilities, travel, women’s mysteries, and fertility.

Source

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

Pagan and Magickal Terms and Definitions

Today’s Word is

Annoint

and

Anointing Oil

Annoint: to rub, smear, or dab an oil, ointment, or potion onto an object or person as part of a religious or magickal practice as a means of imbuing with intended energies, status, or other specified purpose.

Anointing Oil: a skin-safe, scented oil, that is dabbed on the body (common locations are the pulse points and forehead) in order to purify an individual mentally and physically.

From moonlitpriestess.com

July 4 Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2022 July 4

Strawberry Supermoon Over Devil’s Saddle

Image Credit & Copyright: Lorenzo Busilacchi

Explanation: Near the horizon the full moon often seems to loom large, swollen in appearance by the famous Moon illusion. But time-lapse image sequences demonstrate that the Moon’s angular size doesn’t really change as it rises or sets. Its color does, though. Recording a frame about every 60 seconds, this image also shows how red the Sun can look while low on the horizon. The featured montage was taken from CagliariSardiniaItaly, the day after June’s Strawberry Moon, a full moon dubbed a supermoon due to its slightly larger-than-usual angular size. This Strawberry Supermoon is seen rising behind the Devil’s Saddle, a mountain named for the unusual moon-sized dip seen just to the right of the rising moon. A shrinking line-of-sight through planet Earth’s dense and dusty atmosphere shifted the moonlight from strawberry red through honey-colored and paler yellowish hues. That change seems appropriate for a northern June Full Moon also known as the Strawberry or Honey Moon. A Thunder Supermoon — the third of four supermoons in 2022 — will occur later this month.

 

Today’s Adventure Link: Click on “Cagliari”

July 4 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1776 US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Great Britain

1785 James Hutton, geologist, publicly reads an abstract of his theory of uniformitarianism for the first time at the meeting of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

1803 The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people by President Thomas Jefferson

1838 Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: mining pit floods drown 26 children, leads to 1842 ‘Mines and Collieries Act’ bans women and children working underground

1934 Hungarian physicist Leo Szilard patents the chain-reaction design for the atomic bomb

2017 North Korea tests first successful intercontinental ballistic missile into Sea of Japan

Today’s Historical Events

836 Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples

993 Saint Ulrich of Augsburg is canonized.

1054 Brightest known supernova SN 1054 (creates the Crab Nebula) 1st reported by Chinese astronomers

1120 Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew’s death

1187 Battle of Hittin (Tiberias): Saladin defeats Reinoud of Châtillon

1301 Battle at Breukelen: Holland vs Lichtenberg

1359 Francesco II Ordelaffi of Forlì surrenders to the Papal commander Gil de Albornoz.

1415 Angelo Correr renounces his claim to the Papacy as Pope Gregory XII

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1954 WMSL (WYUR, now WAFF) TV channel 48 in Huntsville, AL (ABC) begins

1961 Walt Disney is one of the two main speakers on the Independence Day in The Rebuild Hills at Skørping in Denmark

1962 KIKU (now KHNL) TV channel 13 in Honolulu, HI (IND) 1st broadcast

1970 Casey Kasem‘s “American Top 40” debuts on LA radio

1989 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

1991 24th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Pan Pacific Hotel

1996 29th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

2014 Rolf Harris is sentenced to 5 years and 9 months for indecently assaulting female minors

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1831 “America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee)” is 1st sung in Boston

1964 Beachboys’ “I Get Around” reaches #1

1966 Beatles attacked in the Philippines after (unintentionally) insulting Imelda Marcos

1969 140,000 attend Atlanta Pop Festival featuring Led Zep and Janis Joplin

1977 Nigel Harrison replaces Gary Valentine as bassist of Blondie

1986 Farm Aid II benefit concert held in Manor, Texas; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Waylon Jennings, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Nicolette Larson, Los Lobos, and Steve Earle

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1890 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Lena Rice becomes the only Irish female to win at Wimbledon beating May Jacks 6-4, 6-1

1891 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley wins first of 3 Wimbledon singles championships; beats Joshua Pim 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, 6-0

1892 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Defending champion Wilfred Baddeley beats Joshua Pim 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-2

1904 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Paul de Borman & William le Maire de Warzée 6-0, 6-1, 6-3 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over Belgium (ends 5-0)

1905 Baseball Hall of Fame pitchers Rube Waddell (A’s) and Cy Young (Boston) matchup in 20-inning classic; Philadelphia win, 4-2

1906 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats Frank Riseley 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 for his 5th straight Wimbledon singles title

1907 Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in round 1 in Colma, California, his 6th title defence

1907 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Australian Norman Brookes becomes the first non-Englishman and left-hander to win Wimbledon beating Arthur Gore 6-4, 6-2, 6-2

The Star-Spangled Banner Song’s History

“The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States. By the time the song officially became the country’s anthem in 1931, it had been one of America’s most popular patriotic tunes for more than a century. The anthem’s history began the morning of September 14, 1814, when an attorney and amateur poet named Francis Scott Key watched U.S. soldiers—who were under bombardment from British naval forces during the War of 1812—raise a large American flag over Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland.

CONTENTS

Background: War of 1812

Francis Scott Key

Who Wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”?

From Drinking Song to American Anthem

Key’s Complicated Legacy

Growing Popularity of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

History of the National Anthem at Sporting Events

Sources

Click on the hyperlinks to learn more about the United States of America’s national anthem

Enjoy Our Freedom to Practice Any Spiritual Path We Choose To

Please feel free to exchange the word God with whatever word you feel is right for you. Remember to thank all the men, women, and animals that have or are serving in our military both home and around the world that allow us to keep our freedom of religion.

Have a Fun and Safe 4th of July

I am very early today to make cold side dishes for our cook out with family and friends. The regular for today will ho up as normal. The posts for the 5th will be up tomorrow morning.

I hope your day is as enjoyable as mine will be. Remember to keep yourself, children, and pets safe around fireworks and other hot things. If you are throwing horseshoes please keep the area around you free from all humans and animals.