area 32 map icon

Alcoholics Anonymous

CMIA32

Central Michigan Intra-Area 32

service coin
calendar icon

A.A. History in July

June 29-July 2
1995 - 56,000 attend 60th Anniversary of AA in San Diego. What a party!
July 1-3
1960 - 8700 attend 25th Anniversary of AA in Long Beach, CA
July 2
1960 - Father Ed Dowling dies.
965 - Best of Bill and pocket-sized 12 & 12; first sold.
1965 - First La Vigne, the Canadian version of the Grapevine, is published.
1993 - 50 years of AA celebrated in Canada.
July 2-3
1955 - 5000 attend 20th Anniversary at our St Louis Convention; Bill W. turns "the fellowship over to the fellowship" at 4:00 PM
July 2-4
1965 - 10,000 attend 30th Anniversary of AA in Toronto, our Responsibility Declaration is adopted.
July 4
1939 - First AA meeting in Flatbush, NY starts.
July 3-5
1970 - 10,900 attend 35th Anniversary of AA in Miami; Bill W. gives his last talk to AA.
July 3-6
1980 - 22,500 attend 45th Anniversary of AA in New Orleans; first true marathon meeting is held here.
July 4-6
1975 - 19,800 attend 40th Anniversary of AA in Denver; worlds largest coffee server serves 1/2 million cups a day.
July 5
1985 - AA gives Ruth Hock 5,000,000th Big Book during 50th AA Anniversary in Montreal, Canada.
1990 - AA gives Nell Wing 10,000,000th Big Book during 55th AA Anniversary in Seattle, WA
July 3-6
1980 - Gay AA's have own program at 40th AA Anniversary in New Orleans.
July 5-7
1985 - 45,000 attend 50th Anniversary of AA in Montreal; House of Seagrams flies their flags at half mast for 3 days.
July 7
1940 - Bill attends first summer session at School of Alcohol Studies at Yale University
July 5-8
1990 - 48,000 attend 55th Anniversary of AA in Seattle. 75 countries are represented as the former Soviet Union's members attend for the first time.
July 8
1940 - First AA group formed in Dayton, Ohio.
July 10
1941 - Texas newspaper publishes anonymous letter from founding member of Texas AA Group.
July 14
1939 - Blythewood Sanitarium; Dr Harry Tiebout gives Big Book to Marty M. who promptly throws it back at him.
1979 - Dr. Ernest Kurtz publishes Not God, a history of AA
July 16
1965 - Frank Amos AA Trustee dies.
July 20
1941 - First AA group forms in Seattle, Washington.
July 22
1877 - Willian Duncan Silkworth born in Brooklyn, NY.
July 22
1980 - Marty M. early AA woman and founder of Nationa Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) dies.
July 23
1940 - Philly AA's send 10% of kitty to Alcoholic Foundation, setting precedent.
July 23
1943 - Esther C.'s sobriety date; she died sober Jan 15, 2005.
July 23
1943 - New Haven Register CT reports arrival of AA's to study with E.M.Jellinek.
July 24
1943 - L.A. press reports formation of all-Mexican AA Group.
July 28-30
1950 - First AA Convention celebrates 15th anniversary of AA in Cleveland.
July 31
1972 - Rollie H., former baseball player, dies sober in Washington DC.

This page last revised 04/26/17