What Else is Happening?
🎾 Wimbledon Begins
The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London will be hosting the 133rd edition of the tournament this week. The defending Wimbledon champions Angelique Kerber and Novak Djokovic are favorites again this year alongside tennis’s usual suspects.
😂 International Joke Day
We love this unofficial holiday not because we get to start all of our conversations with “Did you ever notice?” but also because we get an excuse to watch another Netflix Stand-up Special. May we recommend ‘Nate Bargatze - The Tennessee Kid’.
🚵♀️ Tour de France Begins
The biggest bike race of the year kicks off this week, the biggest news going into this week is who’s not racing this year. Both 4-time Champion Chris Froome and 2018 Tour runner-up Tom Dumoulin will miss the event due to injuries.
🇨🇦 Canada Day
Our friends to the north will be celebrating 152 years since the signing of the Constitution Act which united the country into a single Dominion. They'll also likely still be celebrating their first ever NBA Championship.
🚀 Orion Ascent Abort-2 Test
Scheduled to launch this week from Cape Canaveral is a full-stress test of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System, the spacecraft that will be used for human missions to the Moon.
⭐ The Best of the Rest
Check out the Forekast website for all the events we couldn't fit into this newsletter. Below are some other events we don't want you to miss:
World UFO Day commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident.
The latest expansion pack for Final Fantasy XIV is released this week with Shadowbringers, which brings you new worlds, races, and the ability to fight alongside prominent characters with the new Trust system.
The Anglican Church hearings begin this week which will investigate the extent of the church’s institutional failures to protect children from sexual abuse.
The beginning of Sanfermines, or the celebrations of San Fermín, is this week in Pamplona, which includes the famous running of the bulls.
National Chocolate Day, National BBQ Day, and National Strawberry Sundae Day all take place this week, which means we’ll be celebrating our own unofficial holiday “Pants won’t fit Monday”.
Keep yourself up to date on all the trending holidays in the Holidays Subkast.