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On This Day: July 01st

This is 182nd day of the year and 183 days remain in the year.

in history
1863
The Battle of Gettysburg, which marked the turning point in the Civil War, began.
1867
Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain under the British North America Act.
1898
1943
Income tax withholding began in the United States.
1962
Burundi and Rwanda achieved independence.
1963
The U.S. Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes.
1968
The United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and 58 other nations signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
1994
Yasir Arafat returned to Palestinian land after 27 years in exile.
1997
After 156 years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong was returned to China.
2000
The Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina statehouse.
2000
Vermont's civil unions law went into effect.
2013
Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union.
July 01 BirthdaysDiana, Princess of Wales1961–1997, former Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, Norfolk, England.
George Sandnovelist
Twyla Tharpchoreographer
Carl Lewisathlete
Kalpana Chawlaastronaut
Louis Blériotaviator and inventor
Charles Laughtonactor
Thomas A. Dorseygospel musician
Estée Laudercosmetics company founder,
Olivia De Havillandactress
Sydney Pollackproducer, director, actor



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