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
Canada joins the Universal Postal Union.
Spanish-American War: the Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba.
The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
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.
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).
Independence of Burundi.
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 Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
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.
Rioting erupted in Mongolia in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections.
Who were born on July 1?
Claudio Saracini, Italian composer (d. 1630)
Bill Stern, American sportscaster (d. 1971)
Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (d. 2010)
Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor
Alan Ruck, American actor
Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (d. 2010)
Julianne Nicholson, American actress
Steven W. Bailey, American actor
Hannah Murray, English actress
Who died on July 1?
Baibars, Mameluk Sultan of Egypt (b. 1223)
William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, British politician (b. 1575)
Mahmud II, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1785)
Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (b. 1930)
Achille Varzi, Italian race car driver (b. 1904)
Pierre Monteux, French conductor (b. 1875)
Kurt Student, German Luftwaffe general (b. 1890)
Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-born film director (b. 1908)
Todor Skalovski, Macedonian composer (b. 1909)
Don Coryell, American football head coach (b. 1924)
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