Weekly Look Ahead: Amelia Earhart, Independence Day, Casey Anthony

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Wondering how this coming week will shape up? Here's a look ahead at some of the events on tap.

PHOTO: Amelia Earhart, Paul Mantz, Harry Manning and Fred Noonan
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Monday, July 2: 75 Year Anniversary of Amelia Earhart's Disappearance

Seventy-five years ago on July 2, 1937, Earhart, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, mysteriously vanished somewhere over the Pacific Ocean during her attempted flight around the world. Her two-engine plane, Lockheed Electra, was never found and neither was Earhart or her navigator, Fred Noonan.

Click here for ABC News' full coverage

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Monday, July 2: World UFO Day

According to the World UFO Day Organization, the day is "dedicated to the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects." Click here for a slideshow of UFOs caught on tape.

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Wednesday, July 4: Independence Day

Fireworks celebrations across the US will mark the nation's independence from Britain.

Click here for a list of the top places to see fireworks.

PHOTO: Competitive eaters are seen during to the 2011 Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island on July 4, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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Wednesday, July 4: Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

The annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest is scheduled to take place at New York's Coney Island. The contest started 1916 and has been held every year except in 1941 and 1971.

Click here for a slideshow of last year's contest.

PHOTO: Casey Anthony stands with her attorney Jose Baez during her sentencing hearing at the Orange County Courthouse July 7, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
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Thursday, July 5: One Year Anniversary of Casey Anthony's Aquittal of Murder

On July 5, 2011, Florida mother Casey Anthony was acquitted on charges of murdering her daughter, Caylee, at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla. Jurors reached a decision in fewer than 11 hours in a case that attracted huge media interest.

Click here for the latest Casey Anthony coverage

PHOTO: Alan Voogle and Kristi Viltroop of Estonia compete during the Wife-carrying World Championships in Sonkajärvi, central Finland on July 3, 2010.
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Friday, July 6-7: Annual Wife Carrying Championship in Finland

The event has been held at Sonkajarvi, Finland since 1992. Participants from around the world compete in carrying their wives across obstacle courses.

Click here for last year's story on the North American Championship.

PHOTO: US President Barack Obama addresses the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference in Washington, DC, July 25, 2011.
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Saturday, July 7-10: National Council of La Raza Holds Annual Conference

The National Council of La Raza holds their annual conference in Las Vegas. Vice President Joe Biden is expected to deliver the keynote address on July 10. President Obama spoke at last year's conference.

PHOTO: NAACP members participating in the NAACP's 102nd annual national convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center join labor march and a rally in front of the Ralphs grocery store on July 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Saturday, July 7-12: NAACP Convention

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People holds their annual convention in Houston, Texas. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to address the attendees.

PHOTO: North Korean soldiers march during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang in this April 15, 2012 file photo.
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Sunday, July 8: Anniversary of the Death of North Korea's Kim II-Sung

July 8 is the anniversary of the 1994 death of North Korea's founding leader, Kim Il Sung. He was the father of the late Kim Jong Il. Earlier in the year, the country celebrated Kim II-Sung's 100th birthday on April 15, 2012.

Click here for an Inside Look at North Korea

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