Wondering how this coming week will shape up? Here's a look ahead at some of the events on tap.
|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.
|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.
|Wednesday, July 4: Independence Day|
Fireworks celebrations across the US will mark the nation's independence from Britain.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.