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, 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

  • 1770
    Lexell’s Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 a.u.
  • 1863
    Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.
  • 1879
    Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
  • 1916
    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.
  • 1935
    Regina, Saskatchewan police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police ambush strikers participating in On-to-Ottawa-Trek.
  • 1962
    Independence of Burundi.
  • 1963
    ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
  • 1966
    The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1983
    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.
  • 1987
    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?

  • 1944
    Lew Rockwell, American libertarian political commentator and activist
  • 1947
    Shirley Hemphill, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1957
    Hannu Kamppuri, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1977
    Pamela Rogers Turner, former elementary school physical education teacher/coach and convicted sex offender
  • 1980
    Patrick Aufiero, American ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Tadhg Kennelly, Irish Australian rules footballer
  • 1982
    Justin Huber, Australian baseball player
  • 1989
    Daniel Ricciardo, Australian racing driver
  • 1989
    Mitch Hewer, English actor
  • 1996
    Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater

Who died on July 1?

  • 1896
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and writer (b. 1811)
  • 1948
    Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (b. 1904)
  • 1967
    Gerhard Ritter, German historian (b. 1888)
  • 1987
    Snakefinger, British guitarist, violinist and composer (The Residents) (b. 1949)
  • 1994
    Merriam Modell, American novelist (b. 1908)
  • 1999
    Guy Mitchell, American popular singer (b. 1927)
  • 1999
    Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2003
    Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)
  • 2009
    Onni Palaste, Finnish writer (b. 1917)
  • 2010
    Geoffrey Hutchings, British actor (b. 1939)

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