On This Day: July 01st

This is 183rd day of the year and 183 days remain in the year.

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.
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.
July 01 Birthdays
Diana, Princess of Wales1961–1997, former Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, Norfolk, England.
George Sandnovelist
Twyla Tharpchoreographer
Carl Lewisathlete
Kalpana Chawlaastronaut
Louis Blériotaviator and inventor
Charles Laughtonactor
Thomas A. Dorseygospel musician
Estée Laudercosmetics company founder,
Olivia De Havillandactress
Sydney Pollackproducer, director, actor

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