1st JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 1st ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1997 : Hong Kong returned to China | & more about history on this day in the video…  At midnight on the 1st July 1997, Hong Kong reverted back to Chinese rule in a ceremony, which was attended by Tony Blair (British Prime Minister ), Prince Charles of Wales, Jiang Zemin (Chinese President ), and Madeleine Albright (U.S. Secretary of State).

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 1st

  • 1770 ~ Lexell’s Comet passed closest to Earth than other comets.
  • 1870 ~ The United States Department of Justice formed.
  • 1874 ~ The Sholes & Glidden typewriter went on sale.
  • 1879 ~  The Watchtower religious magazine  first published.
  • 1881 ~ The world’s first international telephone call made.
  • 1903 ~ Tour de France bicycle race started.
  • 1908 ~ SOS adopted as the international distress signal.
  • 1916 ~ Battle of the Somme started.
  • 1921 ~ Communist Party of China founded.
  • 1931 ~ United Airlines began.
  • 1942 ~ First Battle of El Alamein (World War II).
  • 1963 ~ ZIP codes were introduced for United States mail.
  • 1966 – First color television transmission in Canada.
  • 1972 ~ Gay Pride march in England started (Pride London).
  • 1978 ~ Northern Territory in Australia granted Self-Government.
  • 1979 ~ Sony introduced the Walkman.
  • 1980 ~ “O Canada” officially became national anthem of Canada.
  • 1990 ~ East Germany accepted Deutsche Mark as currency.
  • 1997 ~ China resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong.
  • 2002 ~ International Criminal Court established.
  • 2007 ~ Smoking in England banned in all public indoor spaces.
  • 2013 ~ Neptune’s moon S/2004 N 1 discovered.

PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 1st

  • 1934 ~ Sydney Pollack (died 2008)
  • 1945 ~ Debbie Harry
  • 1949 ~ John Farnham
  • 1952 ~ Dan Aykroyd
  • 1961 ~ Carl Lewis
  • 1961 ~ Diana, Princess of Wales (d. 1997)
  • 1967 ~ Pamela Anderson
  • 1977 ~ Liv Tyler

…see the timeline below for more details & many more events…

DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 1st

…see the timeline below for more details & many more events…

TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 1st

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HOLiDAYS & OBSERVANCES on JULY 1st

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