On This Day

July 1, 1971 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • Britain and Argentina sign accord about Falkland Islands
  • Debt raised to build San Franisco's Golden Gate Bridge paid off
  • North Carolina becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, ratifying 26th amendment
  • State of Washington becomes 1st state to ban sex discrimination
  • Twenty-sixth Amendment, which lowers the voting age from 21 to 18, is ratified and becomes part of the United States Constitution