1 July

1 July

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 1st in history!

Global Celebrations

  • International Joke Day.
  • Happy Canada Day.
  • National Gingersnap Day
  • International Reggae Day
  • National Postal Worker Day
  • National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
  • Zip Code Day
  • National Second Half Of The Year Day
  • Chartered Accountants Day

Historic Events

1992: The North American Free Trade Agreement was published.

1978: Hollywood Sign before restoration (1978)

1978: Hollywood Sign before restoration (1978)

1936: British Army security trolleys in Palestine, 1936.

British Army security trolleys in Palestine, 1936.

1916: The Battle of the Somme started.

1913: ”Old enemies”. A Confederate veteran and a union veteran shaking hands on the 50th anniversary of Gettysburg, July 1913.

”Old enemies”. A Confederate veteran and a union veteran shaking hands on the 50th anniversary of Gettysburg, July 1913.

1901: Chinese merchants in Beijing enjoying a meal and entertainment in a tea house.

Chinese merchants in Beijing enjoying a meal and entertainment in a tea house.

1847: The United States Post Office issued its first general issue postage stamp. In 1847, Congress authorized United States postage stamps. The first general issue postage stamps went on sale in New York City, July 1, 1847. One, priced at five cents, depicted Benjamin Franklin.

Famous Birthdays

  • Princess Diana was born.
  • Pamela Anderson was born.
  • Léa Seydoux was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Marlon Brando died.
  • Charles Watson Wentworth died.
  • Alice Mary Robertson died.

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