The name of the seventh month of the year, according to the dictionary, originates from the Latin Julius mensis, named after the Roman general Julius Caesar.

The Farmers Almanac says the seventh month has 31 days, and its name comes from the Roman emperor Julius Caesar.

Information found on the computer says it was the month in which Julius Caesar was born and that he was a roman dictator.

They all agree the name July came from the general, the emperor and dictator Julius Caesar.

Caesar was born in 100 B.C. and became a Roman statesman and general, and as a dictator, extended and unified the Roman empire.

When we turn the calendar page each year, the month of July is decorated in red, white and blue, and we celebrate Independence Day. It is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, a legal holiday in the United States.

Charlemagne named the month agriculturally in Old German in the 15th century. He named the seventh month Heuvimanoth (hay month).

Watch for the August origin next month.

Jim and Opal Flinn, Ellis, are members of the Generations Advisory Group.