On This Day in History for July 1 (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 251 of 251

  • 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 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 Challenger moves overland to Dryden
  • 1982 General Reynaldo Bignone sworn in as President of Argentina
  • 1982 Kosmos 1383, 1st search & rescue satellite, launched
  • 1983 Arbitrator Raymond Goetz rules 43 players who are on Disabled List during 1981 players' strike not entitled to salaries for that period
  • 1984 The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
  • 1987 Bork nominated to Supreme Court, rejected in Oct by senate
  • 1988 In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua
  • 1990 1st Zen winter session in Sydney Zen Center's Gorrick's Run Zendo
  • 1990 German Democratic Republic accepts Deutsche Mark as its currency
  • 1990 In Victoria, Australia, helmetless bike riding becomes illegal
  • 1992 6.6 earthquake in Big Bear Valley of Los Angeles
  • 1992 Ali Kafi becomes president of Algeria
  • 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 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1996 Kevan James scores 103 & takes 4 wkts in 4 balls, Hants v Ind
  • 1996 WBSI TV replaces WNYC on channel 31 in NYC
  • 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
  • 2012 17 people are killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa, Kenya
  • 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
  • 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

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

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