On This Day in History for July 1 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 251

  • 1917 257cm-mirror for Mount Wilson Observatory mounted
  • 1917 Race riots in East St Louis Illinois (40 to 200 reported killed)
  • 1917 Reds' Fred Toney pitches completes doubleheader victories over Pirates
  • 1919 US 1st class postage drops from 3 cents to 2 cents
  • 1920 Sir Herbert Samuel takes over as high commissioner over Palestine, where Arab resistance to the British mandate continues
  • 1921 The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader
  • 1923 1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass)
  • 1924 Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
  • 1925 SDAP wins 4 chairs in Second-Parliamentary election
  • 1925 Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
  • 1926 Canada restores gold standard
  • 1929 US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
  • 1929 US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye"
  • 1930 Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
  • 1931 Cleveland Municipal Stadium is completed
  • 1931 Ice vending machines introduced in LA 25 lbs, 15 cents
  • 1931 Trans African Railway in use (Benguela, Angola-Jadotville, Congo)

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1932 NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Democratic Convention in Chicago

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1932 NY newspaper Evening Standard goes bankrupt
  • 1933 German nazi regime declares that married women shouldn't work
  • 1933 The Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
  • 1934 1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY
  • 1935 Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP, General Dutch Press Agency) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1936 AVRO radio broadcast studios in Hilversum opens
  • 1936 Watchfulness Committee forms in Amsterdam
  • 1937 Britain begins using 999 emergency phone number
  • 1937 Rev Martin Niemöller (Bekennende Kirche) arrested in Germany

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1937 Spanish bishops support Franco & fascists

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1938 The South African Press Association (SAPA) is established as a non-governmental institution by South Africa's major newspapers to facilitate the sharing of news, both national and international
  • 1940 Australia refuses entry to Dutch Jewish refugees
  • 1941 Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial
  • 1942 German troops conquer Sebastopol
  • 1943 "Pay-as-you-go" - 1st withholding tax from paychecks
  • 1944 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
  • 1944 Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF & World Bank
  • 1944 Graf (Count) Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to colonel

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1944 General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1944 US headquarter moves to Colombières Normandy
  • 1944 Von Rundstedt against Keitel: "Sign peace, idiots!"
  • 1945 55th Postmaster General: Robert E Hannegan of Mo takes office
  • 1945 Allies troop land on Balikpapan

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1946 The last White Rajah, Charles Vyner Brooke cedes Sarawak to the British Crown

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • 1946 US drops atom bomb on Bikini atoll (4th atomic explosion)
  • 1947 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
  • 1947 British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
  • 1948 NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
  • 1949 Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France
  • 1950 1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea
  • 1950 NYC bus fare rises to 10 cents equal to subway fare, combo fare at 15 cents
  • 1954 Cards' Joe Cunningham hits 2 HRs for record 3 HRs in his 1st 2 days
  • 1956 Ibrahim Hashiroe succeeds Said el-Moefti as premier of Jordan
  • 1957 International Geophysical Year begins (until Dec 31, 1958)
  • 1959 Heinrich Lubke elected president of West Germany
  • 1959 Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West Germany
  • 1959 World Refugee Year begins
  • 1959 The Party of the African Federation (PFA) holds its constitutive conference.
  • 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
  • 1961 Haleakala National Park forms in Hawaii
  • 1962 Algeria votes for independence from France
  • 1962 Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)

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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 Kinderstraf trial starts
  • 1966 Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
  • 1966 NASA launches spacecraft Explorer 33
  • 1966 Medicare goes into effect
  • 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
  • 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 Shelby Singleton buys Sun Records from Sam Phillips
  • 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 Ms. magazine begins publishing
  • 1972 The first Gay Pride march in England takes place.

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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
  • 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.
  • 1977 Marlies Gohr runs Europen record 100m (10.88 sec)

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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 Sony introduces the Walkman.

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