Thursday, June 16, 2011

What is it about July?

July is just around the corner, and we thought you should know some interesting facts about the seventh month of the year.

  • When drinking age laws have been changed in the past, July is the month in which it has historically occured the most.
  • The National Minimum Drinking Age Act was signed into law on July 17, 1984.
  • Wyoming, the last state to raise the drinking age to 21, signed its bill into law on July 1, 1988.
  • The territory of Guam raised its drinking age from 18 to 21 on July 8, 2010, effective immediately.
  • The two most dangerous days of the year in terms of traffic fatalities are July 3 and July 4, despite the fact that the most dangerous month is August.
  • And of course, July 4 is Independence Day in the United States, and July 1 is Canada Day north of the border.


  1. When the objective is saving lives, no sacrifice is too great. That's why I've started Maximum Age for Alcohol Drinking (MAAD), a movement dedicated to reducing the harms of over-61 drinking that only a ban on over-61 alcohol possession and vigilant law enforcement can deliver.

  2. That's a great parody you got there. At least I hope it's just a parody.