Historical Events on July 1 (Part 2)

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  • 1960 Benjamin Britten's cantate "Carmen Baseliense" premieres in Basel
  • 1960 The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories

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1960 Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1960 Ghana becomes a republic
  • 1960 No passports needed inside Benelux
  • 1960 USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane
  • 1960 Robert Bolt's "A Man For All Seasons" premieres in London

Sport awardTennis Open

1960 74th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

Sport awardGolf Major

1961 16th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1961 Haleakala National Park forms in Hawaii
  • 1961 KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1962 Algeria votes for independence from France
  • 1962 Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)
  • 1963 Beatles record "She Loves You" & "I'll Get You"

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1963 US President JFK arrives in Rome

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1963 ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail
  • 1965 FC Twente '65 Enschede soccer team forms in Enschede
  • 1965 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 Kinderstraf trial starts
  • 1966 80th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: M Santana beats D Ralston (64 11-9 64)
  • 1966 Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
  • 1966 NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33
  • 1966 Medicare goes into effect
  • 1966 VVV soccer team forms in Venlo
  • 1966 The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1967 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1348 performances
  • 1967 1st British colour TV broadcast, on BBC 2
  • 1967 BBC starts its World Radio Club
  • 1967 Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" goes #1 for 15 weeks
  • 1967 Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1867 British North America Act which served as Canada's constitution for over 100 years
  • 1968 Bob Gibson's streak of 47 2/3 inn scoreless streak ends on wild pitch
  • 1968 Fortuna Sittard soccer team forms in Sittard

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1968 John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1968 US, Britain, USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • 1968 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1968 The CIA's Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • 1968 Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
  • 1969 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
  • 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash
  • 1969 Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
  • 1970 Denny McLain returns, (leaves trailiing) Tigers beat Yankees in 11
  • 1970 FC Utrecht soccer team forms in Utrecht

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1970 Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 1970 British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"
  • 1971 Britain & Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • 1971 Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
  • 1971 State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
  • 1972 "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 524 performances
  • 1972 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 1750 performances
  • 1972 Ms. magazine begins publishing
  • 1972 The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
  • 1973 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 711 performances
  • 1973 1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61
  • 1973 Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

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1973 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1974 1st Laura Ashley store in the US opens (San Francisco)
  • 1974 General Pinochet becomes president of Chile
  • 1974 Isabel Peron succeeds husband Juan as President of Argentina
  • 1974 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1975 Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1975 WEDway People Mover opens in Tomorrowland, Disney World, Florida
  • 1976 Kenneth Gibson, is 1st black president of US Conference of Mayors
  • 1976 Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.

Sport awardTennis Open

1977 84th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Virginia Wade
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Virginia Wade
  • 1977 FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth
  • 1977 Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec)
  • 1978 "Act" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances

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1978 Former US President Richard Nixon makes 1st public speech since resigning in 1974

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1978 Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing
  • 1979 Stampede Pass, Washington is covered with 6" of snow
  • 1979 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Lady Stroh's Golf Open
  • 1979 Sony introduces the Walkman.
  • 1980 Steve Overt runs world record 3:48.8 mile in Oslo
  • 1980 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
  • 1981 Laurel Canyon California murders (4 die, 1 wounded)
  • 1981 NEC soccer team forms in Nijmegen
  • 1981 Nell Dunn's "Steaming" premieres in London
  • 1981 Prince Willem Alexander opens Willems Bridge in Rotterdam
  • 1981 Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
  • 1982 2,100 Unification church couples wed in NYC
  • 1982 ABC national music radio network scheduled premiere (never happened)
  • 1982 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • 1982 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • 1982 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • 1982 PEC Swells '82 soccer team forms in Swells
  • 1983 Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period
  • 1984 "Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • 1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1984 Royals pitcher Paul Splittorff, retires
  • 1984 The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
  • 1987 Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
  • 1987 NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes 1st 24 hour all sports radio
  • 1987 WHN-AM in NY City changes call letters to WFAN (now WEVD) replacing WHN's country music, WYNY-FM adopts country music format
  • 1988 In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua
  • 1989 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
  • 1989 Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
  • 1990 11th U.S. Senior Golf Open: Lee Trevino
  • 1990 18th du Maurier Golf Classic: Cathy Johnston
  • 1990 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
  • 1990 Despite Andy Hawkins no-hitting White Sox, Yankees lose 4-0
  • 1990 Dordrecht '90 soccer team forms in Dordrecht
  • 1990 FC Swells soccer team forms in Swells
  • 1990 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • 1990 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
  • 1990 NY Yankee Andy Hawkins throws no-hitter in Comiskey Park, losing 4-0

Film release premierFilm Premier

1991 "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong premieres at Century City, California

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • 1992 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • 1992 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • 1992 Fox broadcasting adds Wednesday night TV programming
  • 1993 1 second is added to the clock
  • 1993 Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit
  • 1993 STS-57 (Endeavour) lands
  • 1993 Richard Riordan elected as Los Angeles first Republican mayor in 36 years
  • 1994 Fokker's-28 crashes at Tidjikja, Mauritania (94 killed)
  • 1994 Roman Herzog sworn in as German president
  • 1994 Soyuz TM-19 launches
  • 1994 Yassar Arafat returns to Gaza strip
  • 1995 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 906 performances
  • 1995 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1996 Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind
  • 1996 NHL Winnipeg Jets officially become the Phoenix Coyotes
  • 1996 Placido Domingo becomes art director of Washington Opera
  • 1996 WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC

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1997 Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1997 STS 94 (Columbia 23) launches into orbit
  • 1997 Britain hands Hong Kong and the New Territories - ceded in 1841 - to the People's Republic of China.
  • 1999 The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
  • 2000 The Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic.
  • 2000 Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect.
  • 2002 The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
  • 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.
  • 2003 Aerobie Pro thrown by Erin Hemmings sets world record for longest throw at 1,333 feet (406.3 meters) at Fort Funston
  • 2004 Saturn Orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
  • 2006 The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People's Republic of China.
  • 2007 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2008 Denmark is the first European economy to confirm it is in recession since the global credit crunch began; its GDP shrinks 0.6% in the first quarter after a 0.2% contraction in the fourth quarter of 2007
  • 2009 Animated film "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" directed by Carlos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeieris with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo is released
  • 2012 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya
  • 2012 UEFA European Championship: Spain crush Italy 4-0 in Kiev
  • 2013 Demonstrations occur across Egypt with 15 million people calling for the resignation of their President, Mohammed Morsi
  • 2013 47 people are killed and 90 are wounded in two bomb blasts in Pakistan
  • 2013 Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union

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2014 Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

  • 2014 Martin Schulz is re-elected President of the European Parliament

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2014 The US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare' on religious grounds

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 Greek Credit Crisis: Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion)

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2015 Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • 2015 US and Cuba announce agreement to re-open embassies and establish full diplomatic ties
  • 2016 Islamic militants storm a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing 20 hostages and 2 police, country's worse terror attack