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July 1st, 2007 (July 01 2007)EventSmoking 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. The ban is also put into effect in Australia.
July 1st, 2006 (July 01 2006)EventThe first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People s Republic of China.
July 1st, 2004 (July 01 2004)EventSaturn Orbit insertion of Cassini-Huygens begins at 01:12 UTC and ends at 02:48 UTC.
July 1st, 2002 (July 01 2002)EventThe International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
July 1st, 2002 (July 01 2002)EventA Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
July 1st, 2000 (July 01 2000)EventVermont s civil unions law goes into effect.
July 1st, 2000 (July 01 2000)EventThe Oresund Bridge, connecting Sweden and Denmark, opens for traffic.
July 1st, 1999 (July 01 1999)EventThe Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh. Devo Quotes
July 1st, 1997 (July 01 1997)EventThe People s Republic of China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.
July 1st, 1991 (July 01 1991)EventThe Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
July 1st, 1990 (July 01 1990)EventGerman re-unification: East Germany accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany.
July 1st, 1987 (July 01 1987)EventAmerican radio station WFAN in New York City is launched as the world s first all-sports radio station.
July 1st, 1984 (July 01 1984)EventThe PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
July 1st, 1983 (July 01 1983)EventA North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djall Mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
July 1st, 1980 (July 01 1980)EventO Canada officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
July 1st, 1979 (July 01 1979)EventSony introduces the Walkman.
July 1st, 1978 (July 01 1978)EventNorthern Territory (Aus) granted Self-Government.
July 1st, 1976 (July 01 1976)EventPortugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
July 1st, 1972 (July 01 1972)EventAndreas Baader, Jan-Carl Raspe and Holger Meins of the Red Army Faction are captured in Frankfurt after a shootout with the police.
July 1st, 1972 (July 01 1972)EventThe first Gay Pride march in England takes place.
July 1st, 1970 (July 01 1970)EventPresident General Yahya Khan abolished One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.
July 1st, 1968 (July 01 1968)EventThe CIA s Phoenix Program is officially established.
July 1st, 1968 (July 01 1968)EventThe Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
July 1st, 1968 (July 01 1968)EventFormal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL-CIO.
July 1st, 1967 (July 01 1967)EventThe European Community is formally created out of a merger with the Common Market, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Commission.
July 1st, 1967 (July 01 1967)EventCanada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867.
July 1st, 1966 (July 01 1966)EventThe first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
July 1st, 1963 (July 01 1963)EventZIP Codes are introduced for United States mail.
July 1st, 1963 (July 01 1963)EventThe British Government admits that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
July 1st, 1962 (July 01 1962)EventIndependence of Rwanda.
July 1st, 1962 (July 01 1962)EventIndependence of Burundi.
July 1st, 1960 (July 01 1960)EventIndependence of Somalia.
July 1st, 1960 (July 01 1960)EventGhana becomes a Republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom ceases to be the Head of state.
July 1st, 1959 (July 01 1959)EventThe Party of the African Federation (PFA) holds its constitutive conference.
July 1st, 1958 (July 01 1958)EventThe Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
July 1st, 1958 (July 01 1958)EventFlooding of the St. Lawrence Seaway begins.
July 1st, 1957 (July 01 1957)EventThe International Geophysical Year begins (until December 31, 1958).
July 1st, 1948 (July 01 1948)EventQuaid-i-Azam inaugrates Pakistan s central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan.
July 1st, 1943 (July 01 1943)EventTokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolvedied in Since then, no city in Japan has had the name "Tokyo." (Present-day Tokyo is not a city.)
July 1st, 1942 (July 01 1942)EventWorld War II: First Battle of El Alamein.
July 1st, 1942 (July 01 1942)EventAustralian Federal Government becomes sole collector of Income Tax (State Income Tax Abolished).
July 1st, 1935 (July 01 1935)EventRegina, Saskatchewan police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police ambush strikers participating in On-to-Ottawa-Trek.Regina Ip Quotes
July 1st, 1933 (July 01 1933)EventThe Canadian Parliament suspends all Chinese immigration.
July 1st, 1931 (July 01 1931)EventUnited Airlines began service (as Boeing Air Transport).
July 1st, 1921 (July 01 1921)EventThe Communist Party of China is founded.
July 1st, 1916 (July 01 1916)EventWorld War I: First day on the SommeOn the first day of the Battle of the Somme 20,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
July 1st, 1898 (July 01 1898)EventSpanish-American War: The Battle of San Juan Hill was fought in Santiago de Cuba.
July 1st, 1892 (July 01 1892)EventThe Homestead Strike, a strike by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers against the Carnegie Steel Company, begins.
July 1st, 1890 (July 01 1890)EventCanada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
July 1st, 1885 (July 01 1885)EventThe United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
July 1st, 1881 (July 01 1881)EventThe world s first international telephone call takes place between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
July 1st, 1881 (July 01 1881)EventGeneral Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell-Childers reforms of the British Army s organisation, comes into effect.
July 1st, 1879 (July 01 1879)EventCharles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
July 1st, 1878 (July 01 1878)EventCanada joins the Universal Postal Union.
July 1st, 1873 (July 01 1873)EventPrince Edward Island joins the Canadian Confederation.
July 1st, 1870 (July 01 1870)EventThe United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
July 1st, 1867 (July 01 1867)EventThe British North America Act, 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation; John A. Macdonald sworn as first Prime Minister.
July 1st, 1863 (July 01 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburg begins.
July 1st, 1862 (July 01 1862)EventThe Russian State Library is founded.
July 1st, 1862 (July 01 1862)EventAmerican Civil War: The Battle of Malvern Hill takes place, the final battle in the Seven Days Campaign, part of the George B. McClellan s Peninsula Campaign.
July 1st, 1858 (July 01 1858)EventThe joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace s papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.Charles Darwin Quotes
July 1st, 1782 (July 01 1782)EventAmerican privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
July 1st, 1690 (July 01 1690)EventGlorious Revolution: Battle of the Boyne as reckoned under Julian calendar. Julian Quotes
July 1st, 1569 (July 01 1569)EventUnion of Lublin: The Kingdom of Poland (Polish Crown) and Great Duchy of Lithuania confirm a real union, the united country is called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations.
July 1st, 1520 (July 01 1520)EventLa Noche Triste: Joint Mexican Indian force led by Aztecs under Cuitlahuac defeat Spanish Conquistadors under Hernan Cortes.
July 1st, 1097 (July 01 1097)EventBattle of Dorylaeum: Crusaders under Bohemond of Taranto defeat a Seljuk army under Qilich Arslan I.
July 1st, 0251 (July 01 0251)EventThe Battle of Abrittus is won by the Goths against the Romans. Roman Emperors Decius and Herennius Etruscus are killed. Ennius Quotes

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