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Wednesday July 1, 2020

July 1: Day of the Week

July 1, 2020 was the 183rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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July 1: This Day in History

The end of this day marks the halfway point of a leap year. It also falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in a leap year.

July 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1890
    Canada and Bermuda are linked by telegraph cable.
  • 1943
    Tokyo City merges with Tokyo Prefecture and is dissolved. Since then, no city in Japan has had the name “Tokyo” (present-day Tokyo is not officially a city).
  • 1958
    Flooding of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway begins.
  • 1958
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
  • 1959
    Specific values for the international yard, avoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) are adopted after agreement between the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.
  • 1959
    The Party of the African Federation holds its constitutive conference.
  • 1968
    The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
  • 1970
    President General Yahya Khan abolishes One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.
  • 1976
    Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
  • 1997
    China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.

Who were born on July 1?

  • 1534
    King Frederick II of Denmark and Norway and Duke of Schleswig (d. 1588)
  • 1731
    Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan Royal Navy Admiral (d.1804)
  • 1788
    Jean-Victor Poncelet, French mathematician (d. 1867)
  • 1863
    William Grant Stairs, Canadian explorer (d. 1892)
  • 1921
    Seretse Khama, Botswanan politician (d. 1980)
  • 1927
    Alan J. Charig, British palaeontologist (d. 1997)
  • 1952
    Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor
  • 1959
    Dale Midkiff, American actor
  • 1976
    Plies, American rapper
  • 1983
    Leeteuk (Park Jung Su), Korean singer

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