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interesting  EVENTS on the 1st of JULY

  • 1770 ~ Lexell’s Comet became closest to pass Earth.
  • 1874 ~ The Sholes & Glidden typewriter went on sale.
  • 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.
  • 1931 ~ 1st fixed-wing aircraft to circumnavigate the globe.
  • 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).
  • 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.

…see the main History Timeline below for more details, including videos, images, maps, links & many more interesting events

Today in History for July 1st (Associated Press video)

BiRTHS of interesting PEOPLE on the 1st of JULY

  • 1858 ~ Willard Metcalf, American painter (d.1925 age 66)
  • 1885 ~ Dorothea Mackellar, Australian poet (d. 1968 age 82)
  • 1906 ~ Estée Lauder, American co-founder of the Estée Lauder Companies (d. 2004 aged 95).
  • 1934 ~ Sydney Pollack, American actor, director & producer (d. 2008 age 73)
  • 1945 ~ Debbie Harry, American singer-songwriter
  • 1949 ~ John Farnham, English-Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1952 ~ Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor & comedian
  • 1961 ~ Carl Lewis, American long jumper & runner
  • 1961 ~ Diana, Princess of Wales (d. 1997 age 36)
  • 1963 ~ Nick Giannopoulos, Australian actor
  • 1967 ~ Pamela Anderson, Canadian-American model and actress
  • 1971 ~ Missy Elliott the American rapper
  • 1977 ~ Liv Tyler, American model & actress

…see the main History Timeline below for more details

DEATHS of interesting PEOPLE on the 1st JULY

    • 1860 ~ Charles Goodyear, American chemist ( b. 1800)
    • 1997 ~ Charles Werner, cartoonist (b. 1909)
    • 2003 ~ Herbie Mann, American jazz flautist (b. 1930)
    • 2004 ~ Marlon Brando, actor & director (b. 1924)
    • 2005 ~ Luther Vandross, singer & songwriter (b. 1951)
    • 2009 ~ Karl Malden, actor (b. 1912)
    • 2015 ~ Val Doonican, singer (b. 1927)

…see the main History Timeline below for more details, including videos, images, maps, links & many more interesting events

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1770 Lexell’s Comet passed closest to Earth than any other comet in recorded history, at a distance of only 0.015 astronomical units (2,200,000 km; 1,400,000 mi). The comet was discovered by Charles Messier, a French astronomer.

1860 ~ Charles Goodyear the American chemist died, aged 59, after travelling to see his dying daughter, who died before he got there.  Charles was a self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber, for which he received patent on the 15th June in 1844.  The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company was named after him. Charles was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1800.

1885 ~ Dorothea Mackellar the Australian poet and fiction writer was born in Point Piper, Sydney. She is best known for her poem My Country, which is widely known in Australia, especially the 2nd stanza : “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me!.”  Dorothea Mackellar died in 1968, aged 82.

1858 ~ Willard Metcalf the American landscape painter was born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d.1925 age 66). He was one of the 10 American Painters who seceded from the Society of American Artists in 1897.

1862 ~ The Russian State Library was founded as the Library of the Moscow Public Museum. It is the 5th largest library in the World with its 17.5 million books. The library has more than 275km of shelves, containing over 43 million items, including books, serial volumes, journals, music scores, sound recordings, and maps. The Russian State Library official website :  RSL.ru/en | Address :  Vozdvizhenka St., 3/5, Moskva, Russia 

1870The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was formed. It is also known as the Justice Department, and enforces the law and administration of justice in the United States. The official website :  Justice.gov | Address : 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C., United States

1873 ~ Prince Edward Island (PEi) joined into the Canadian Confederation. The 5,660 kmisland is a province of Canada, and has a population of 142,907 (2016 census). The capital city of Prince Edward Island is Charlottetown. Official websites :  PrinceEdwardisland.caTourismPEi.com

1874The Sholes & Glidden typewriter went on sale.

1879 ~ The Watchtower religious magazine was 1st published, by Charles Taze Russell.

1881 ~ The world’s first international telephone call was made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.

1903 ~ The Tour de France bicycle race started for the first time.

1906Estée Lauder the American co-founder of the Estée Lauder Companies was born in Corona, Queens, New York City (d. 2004 aged 95). Official website : EsteeLauder.com

1908 ~ SOS was adopted as the international distress signal.

1931 ~ United Airlines began service , as Boeing Air Transport.

1931Wiley Post & Harold Gatty become the first people to circumnavigate the globe in a fixed-wing aircraft.

1932 ~ Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) was formed.

1934Sydney Pollack the American actor, director & producer was born (d. 2008 age 73)

1942 ~ The Australian Federal Government became the sole collector of income tax in Australia, when State Income Tax was abolished.

1945Debbie Harry American singer-songwriter was born.

1949John Farnham the Australian singer-songwriter was born in Essex, England.

1952Dan Aykroyd the Canadian actor & comedian was born.

1961Carl Lewis the American long jumper & runner was born.

1961Diana the Princess of Wales was born (d. 1997 age 36)

1963 ~ ZiP codes were introduced for United States mail.

1963Nick Giannopoulos the Australian actor was born.

1966 ~ The 1st color television transmission in Canada took place from Toronto.

1967Pamela Anderson the Canadian-American model and actress was born.

1971 ~ Missy Elliott the American rapper and record producer was born Melissa Arnette Elliot in Portsmouth, Viginia, USA.

1972 ~ The 1st Gay pride march in England took place.

1977Liv Tyler the American model & actress was born.

1978 ~ The Northern Territory in Australia was granted self-government.

1979 ~ The Walkman was introduced by Sony. 

1980 ~ O Canada officially became the national anthem of Canada.

1997 ~ China resumed sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule. The handover ceremony was attended by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Prince Charles of Wales, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, and the U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

1997Charles Werner the American cartoonist died (b. 1909).

2003 ~ Herbie Mann the American jazz flautist died (b. 1930).

2004 ~ Saturn orbit insertion of Cassini–Huygens began at 01:12 UTC and ended at 02:48 UTC.

2004Marlon Brando the American actor and director died (b. 1924)

2005Luther Vandross the American singer & songwriter died (b. 1951).more official YouTube videos @ LutherVandrossVEVO | official website : LutherVandross.com

2006 ~ The Qinghai–Tibet Railway in China was first operated.

2007 ~ Smoking in England was banned in all public indoor spaces.

2009 ~ Karl Malden the American actor died (b. 1912).

2013 ~ Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union.

2015 ~ Val Doonican the Irish singer died (b. 1927).


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Other 1st of JULY History WEBPAGES

Wikipedia.org July 1

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ThePeopleHistory.com July1st

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WorldBulletin.net Today in History July 01