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Found 8 resource(s) in 'Looking at your Community', for July 2022.
Looking at your Community (all articles) for July 2022All in the month of JULY Sea Sunday – 10th July The beginning of Islam The beginning of genetics Reaching the deepest place on earth Royal International Air Tattoo – 15th to 17th July National ‘Don’t Step on a Bee’ Day – 10th July ** Editor: We continue our column that looks at memorable dates... (2148 words)
All in the month of JULYIt was: 1400 years ago, on 16th July 622 that the Islamic calendar began. Muhammad and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina to escape religious persecution (an event known as the Hegira) and established the first Muslim community. The year in which the Hijrah took place is also identified as the epoch of the Lunar Hijri... (582 words)
Sea Sunday – 10th JulyLook around your home. How much of the contents in your cupboards, wardrobe, rooms, and even garage came to you over the seas, via the great merchant ships? What would your home be like without them? Yet when did you last give a thought to the people who bring them to you? It is a... (249 words)
The beginning of IslamSome 1400 years ago, on 16th July 622, the Islamic calendar began, when Muhammad and his followers migrated from Mecca to Medina to escape religious persecution (an event known as the Hejira) and established the first Muslim community. The new religion spread quickly: Mohammad’s men attacked trading caravans and in 630 an army of 10,000... (284 words)
Mendel, the peas, and the beginning of geneticsTwo hundred years ago, on 20th July 1822, Gregor Mendel was born. The Austrian/Czech friar and botanist discovered the laws of heredity and created what eventually became the science of genetics. Born to a relatively poor but devoutly Roman Catholic farming family in what was then Moravia, in the Austrian empire, Johann Mendel (he became... (258 words)
Reaching the deepest place on earthOne hundred years ago, on 28th July 1922, Jacques Piccard, the Swiss oceanographer and engineer, was born in Belgium. He is best known for developing deep-sea submarines, and for becoming one of the first two people to reach the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on earth. He came from a family known for daring achievements.... (250 words)
Royal International Air Tattoo – 15th to 17th JulyIf you enjoy airplanes, why not consider attending The Royal International Air Tattoo this month? It is the world’s largest military air show, held each year over the third weekend in July, usually at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The show usually attracts between 150,000 to 160,000 spectators over the weekend, and it is run in... (61 words)
National ‘Don’t Step on a Bee Day’ – 10th JulyBees need your help. And we need their help. Not only do bees help provide the honey, propolis and beeswax, but they also help to keep us all fed and watered. Without bees, more than a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables. The majority of our honey here in the UK... (170 words)
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