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Today In History - July 1st
YearHistoric Event
1535Sir Thomas More went on trial in England charged with treason
1690Army of England's Protestant King William III defeats former Roman Catholic king James II in the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland
17761st vote on the Declaration of Independence
1823United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico.
1847Amateur astronomer M Hencke discovers his second asteroid Hebe
18471st adhesive US postage stamps go on sale
1847US issues its 1st postage stamps.
1850At least 626 ships lying at anchor around SF Bay
18611st public schoolhouse opens at Washington and Mason Streets S.F.
1862Congress outlaws polygamy; bad news for Utah.
1863Battle of Gettysburg Pa.; Lee's northward advance halted.
1867Dominion of Canada formed from N.Bruns. N.Scotia Ontario & Qu‚bec.
1873Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province.
1898Teddy Roosevelt & his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
1899SF City Hall turned over to city after 29 years of building
1916Eisenhower married Mary ``Mamie'' Geneva Doud in Denver Colo
19191st class postage drops to 2› from 3›.
1932NY Gov FDR nominated for president at the Dem Convention in Chicago
1941DiMaggio ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak
19411st coml TV license granted-W2XBS-WNBT (NBC) & WCBW (CBS) NYC
19431st withholding tax from paychecks
1944Bretton Woods Conference starts establishing IMF and World Bank.
1959World Refugee Year
1960Ghana becomes a republic.
1960Italian Somalia gains independence unites with Somali Republic.
1961Haleakala National Park established in Hawaii
1962Burundi & Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days).
1963Beatles record "She Loves You"
1966Medicare goes into effect.
1966Construction crews begin tearing up Market St to build BART
1968US Britain USSR & 58 nations sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
1969Charles Philip Arthur George invested as the Prince of Wales
1971Golden Gate Bridge paid for (so why is there still a toll?)
1973Caribbean Day
1975WEDway PeopleMover inaugurated
1977Virginia Wade beats Betty Stove for Wimbeldon's woman's singles
1982Kosmos 1383 1st search and rescue satellite launched.
1982More than 2000 Unification Church couples married at NY MSG
1987NYC radio station WFAN-AM becomes the 1st 24 hour all sports radio replacing WHN's country music WYNY-FM adopts country music format

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