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, 1,593,561,600 seconds 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

  • 1878
    Canada joins the Universal Postal Union.
  • 1898
    Spanish-American War: the Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba.
  • 1923
    The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
  • 1935
    Grant Park Music Festival begins its tradition of free summer symphonic music concert series in Chicago‘s Grant Park, which continues as the United States’only annual free outdoor classical music concert series.
  • 1943
    Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since then, no city in Japan has had the name “Tokyo” (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).
  • 1962
    Independence of Burundi.
  • 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.
  • 1991
    The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
  • 1999
    The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II on the day that legislative powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
  • 2008
    Rioting erupted in Mongolia in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections.

Who were born on July 1?

  • 1586
    Claudio Saracini, Italian composer (d. 1630)
  • 1907
    Bill Stern, American sportscaster (d. 1971)
  • 1926
    Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
  • 1933
    C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1952
    Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor
  • 1956
    Alan Ruck, American actor
  • 1957
    Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1971
    Julianne Nicholson, American actress
  • 1971
    Steven W. Bailey, American actor
  • 1989
    Hannah Murray, English actress

Who died on July 1?

  • 1277
    Baibars, Mameluk Sultan of Egypt (b. 1223)
  • 1622
    William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, British politician (b. 1575)
  • 1839
    Mahmud II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1785)
  • 1944
    Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (b. 1930)
  • 1948
    Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (b. 1904)
  • 1964
    Pierre Monteux, French conductor (b. 1875)
  • 1978
    Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
  • 1999
    Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
  • 2004
    Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
  • 2010
    Don Coryell, American football head coach (b. 1924)

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