On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Brazilian police arrest drug kingpin Luiz Carlos da Rocha in Sorriso
  • Canada celebrates 150 years since its formation
  • Ethiopian politician, Tedros Adhanom takes office as first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation
  • Mexican police kill 19 gunmen in drug-related shootout in northern state of Sinaloa

Famous Deaths

  • Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, dies at 75
  • Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, dies of complications from a stroke at 86