What are the important events that happened on July 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
July 1: Facts & Myths About This Day
July 1 is the 183rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 18, 2020 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 442,656 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontatrigon’ day.
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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 226 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,749 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 1: This Day In History
The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.
July 1 Historical Events
Lexell’s Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u.
Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.
Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
World War I: First day on the Somme – On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
Regina, Saskatchewan police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police ambush strikers participating in On-to-Ottawa-Trek.
Independence of Burundi.
ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
The American radio station WFAN in New York, New York is launched as the world’s first all-sports radio station.
Who were born on July 1?
Lew Rockwell, American libertarian political commentator and activist
Shirley Hemphill, American actress (d. 1999)
Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey player
Pamela Rogers Turner, former elementary school physical education teacher/coach and convicted sex offender
Patrick Aufiero, American ice hockey player
Tadhg Kennelly, Irish Australian rules footballer
Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
Daniel Ricciardo, Australian racing driver
Mitch Hewer, English actor
Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater
Who died on July 1?
Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and writer (b. 1811)
Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (b. 1904)
Gerhard Ritter, German historian (b. 1888)
Snakefinger, British guitarist, violinist and composer (The Residents) (b. 1949)
Merriam Modell, American novelist (b. 1908)
Guy Mitchell, American popular singer (b. 1927)
Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)
Onni Palaste, Finnish writer (b. 1917)
Geoffrey Hutchings, British actor (b. 1939)
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