What Happened on July 1, 2020

Historical Events

  • America confirms more than 50,000 new COVID-19 cases in one day for the 1st time
  • Australian state of Melbourne re-imposes a COVID-19 lockdown on 36 Melbourne suburbs affecting 300,000 people
  • Europe opens its borders to 15 safe countries after months of lockdown, excluding the US, Brazil and Russia

Important Vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin wins national referendum allowing longer presidential terms of office

  • WHO says Middle East at "critical threshold" with COVID-19 cases over 1 million, 80% of deaths in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
  • Word record drug haul of 14 tonnes of amphetamines seized by Italian police in Salerno worth $1.1 billion. Thought made in Syria by Islamic State.

Famous Deaths

  • Everton Weekes, West Indian Cricket Batsman (48 Tests; 4,455 runs @ 58.61, 15 x 100s), dies at 95
  • Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), dies at 99
  • Ida Haendel, Polish-British-Canadian child prodigy violinist, teacher, and author (Woman with Violin), dies of kidney cancer at 91
2020 Highlights

About July 1, 2020

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Canada Day (Canada)

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Cancer

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