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Wednesday July 1, 2020

July 1: Day of the Week

July 1, 2020 is the 183rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 183 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)

  • 1569
    Union of Lublin: the Kingdom of Poland and the Great Duchy of Lithuania confirm a real union; the united country is called the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth or the Republic of Both Nations.
  • 1690
    Glorious Revolution: Battle of the Boyne (as reckoned under the Julian calendar).
  • 1863
    American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.
  • 1867
    The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Constitution of Canada, creating the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada; Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1881
    General Order 70, the culmination of the Cardwell and Childers reforms of the British Army, comes into effect.
  • 1949
    The merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi (later re-organized as Kerala) in the Indian Union ends more than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family.
  • 1959
    The Party of the African Federation holds its constitutive conference.
  • 1970
    President General Yahya Khan abolishes One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.
  • 1997
    China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.
  • 2002
    A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.

Who were born on July 1?

  • 1869
    William Strunk, Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)
  • 1872
    Louis Blériot, French aviator (d. 1936)
  • 1873
    Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)
  • 1950
    David Duke, American politician and white supremacist
  • 1951
    Anne Feeney, American protest singer
  • 1961
    Carl Lewis, American athlete
  • 1961
    Malcolm Elliott, British cyclist
  • 1976
    Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dutch footballer
  • 1977
    Liv Tyler, American actress
  • 1989
    Daniel Ricciardo, Australian racing driver

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