What happened this day in history July 1

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, 26,559,360 minutes 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

  • 1569
    Union of Lublin: the Kingdom of Poland and the Great Duchy of Lithuania confirm a real union; the united country is called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations.
  • 1867
    The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1949
    The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family.
  • 1960
    Ghana becomes a Republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom ceases to be its Head of state.
  • 1963
    ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
  • 1967
    Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867, which officially made Canada its own federal dominion.
  • 1984
    The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
  • 1997
    China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.
  • 2002
    A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
  • 2008
    Rioting erupted in Mongolia in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections.

Who were born on July 1?

  • 1804
    George Sand, French writer (d. 1876)
  • 1883
    Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
  • 1926
    Robert Fogel, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Lew Rockwell, American libertarian political commentator and activist
  • 1951
    Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
  • 1972
    Claire Forlani, English actress
  • 1976
    Thomas Sadoski, American actor
  • 1981
    Amanda Diva, American actress and rapper
  • 1983
    Lynsey Bartilson, American actress
  • 1989
    Hannah Murray, English actress

Who died on July 1?

  • 1109
    King Alfonso VI of Castile (b. 1040)
  • 1782
    Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, British statesman and noble (b. 1730)
  • 1860
    Charles Goodyear, American inventor (b. 1800)
  • 1964
    Pierre Monteux, French conductor (b. 1875)
  • 1968
    Fritz Bauer, German judge and prosecutor (b. 1903)
  • 1983
    R. Buckminster Fuller, American architect and philosopher (b. 1903)
  • 1999
    Guy Mitchell, American popular singer (b. 1927)
  • 2000
    Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Nǃxau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)
  • 2011
    Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)

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