This was 182nd day of the year and 183 days remained in the year.

July 1 Birthdays

Diana, Princess of Wales
1961–1997, former Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, Norfolk, England.

George Sand
novelist (1804)

Louis Blériot
aviator and inventor (1872)

Thomas A. Dorsey
gospel musician (1899)

Charles Laughton
actor (1899)

Estée Lauder
cosmetics company founder, (1908)

Olivia De Havilland
actress (1916)

Sydney Pollack
producer, director, actor (1934)

Twyla Tharp
choreographer (1941)

Kalpana Chawla
astronaut (1961)

Carl Lewis
athlete (1961)

July 1 in History


The Battle of Gettysburg, which marked the turning point in the Civil War, began.


Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain under the British North America Act.


Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders fought the battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War.


Income tax withholding began in the United States.


Burundi and Rwanda achieved independence.


The U.S. Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes.


The United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and 58 other nations signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.


Yasir Arafat returned to Palestinian land after 27 years in exile.


After 156 years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong was returned to China.


The Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina statehouse.


Vermont's civil unions law went into effect.


Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union.

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