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
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.
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.
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.
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.
ZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867, which officially made Canada its own federal dominion.
The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.
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.
Rioting erupted in Mongolia in response to allegations of fraud surrounding the 2008 legislative elections.
Who were born on July 1?
George Sand, French writer (d. 1876)
Arthur Borton, English soldier (d. 1933)
Robert Fogel, American economist, Nobel laureate
Lew Rockwell, American libertarian political commentator and activist
Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
Claire Forlani, English actress
Thomas Sadoski, American actor
Amanda Diva, American actress and rapper
Lynsey Bartilson, American actress
Hannah Murray, English actress
Who died on July 1?
King Alfonso VI of Castile (b. 1040)
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, British statesman and noble (b. 1730)
Charles Goodyear, American inventor (b. 1800)
Pierre Monteux, French conductor (b. 1875)
Fritz Bauer, German judge and prosecutor (b. 1903)
R. Buckminster Fuller, American architect and philosopher (b. 1903)
Guy Mitchell, American popular singer (b. 1927)
Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
Nǃxau, Namibian actor (b. 1944)
Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
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