July : Special Days


  • July used to be the fifth month in the old Roman Calendar, and it had 30 days.
    The month was renamed in honor of Julius Caesar. It was given an extra day.
  • July is the seventh month in the current calendar, and it has 31 days.

Celebrations in July

My father’s birthday

  • My beloved father was born in July.

US Independence

  • US Independence falls on the 4th of July.

First moon landing in 1969

  • Apollo 11 landed on the Moon in July 1969.
    The Golden Jubilee will be celebrated by NASA in July, 2019.
  • I wrote a poem “Men on the Moon” in July 1969.
    Ashin Ananda gave copy of my poem to Mr. Hall, Information Officer of USIS to be forwarded to NASA and the astronauts.
    He gave a copy to the Guardian newspaper for local publication.
  • Burma had several dark days in July.

Dark moments in Burma

19th July 1947

  • Nine Arzanis were gunned down at the Secretariat on July 19, 1947.
  1. Bogyoke Aung San
  2. Thakin Mya
  3. Deedoke U Ba Cho
  4. Mahn Ba Khine
  5. Mong Pawn Sawbwa Sao San Htun
  6. U Ba Win (Bogyoke’s elder brother)
  7. U Razak
  8. U Ohn Maung (ICS)
  9. Yebaw Maung Htwe (body guard of U Razak)
  • Eight perished on July 19, 1947.
  • Sao San Htun succumbed a day later on July 20, 1947.
  • There are books (e.g. by Kin Oung) and documentaries (e.g. by BBC) on the “unsolved mystery”.

7th July 1962

  • Burma had two more dark days in July 1962.
  • According to the newspapers, 17 died on July 7, 1962.
  • Ko Aung Khin was stuck by a stray bullet as he was returning home to Windermere Road from RUBC (Rangoon University Boat Club).
    Ko Aung Khin was listed as the 17th victim.
  • The celebration of the 7th July Anniversary in the following year (1963) ended with the closure of Universities (with the exception of the Faculties of Medical and Engineering).

8th July 1962

  • The revered Student Union was demolished on July 8, 1962.

Categories: Calendar

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s