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Thread: This Date in History, July 1: A lot of really cool stuff happened

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    This Date in History, July 1: A lot of really cool stuff happened


    1751 - The first volume of Diderot's Encyclopédie was published in Paris.

    1838 - Charles Darwin presented a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London.

    1847 - The United States Post Office issued its first stamps, a five-cent stamp honoring Benjamin Franklin and a ten-cent stamp for George Washington.

    1859 - The first intercollegiate baseball game was played, between Amherst and Williams College.

    1862 - The Bureau of Internal Revenue was established by an act of Congress.

    1863 - In the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg began.

    1873 - The province of Prince Edward Island joined the confederation of Canada.

    1874 - The first zoo in the United States opened, in Philadelphia, PA.

    1898 - In the Spanish-American War, Teddy Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill and El Caney in Cuba.

    1916 - In World War I, the British launched a massive offensive against German forces in the Somme River region of France.

    1934 - The Federal Communications Commission, as mandated in the "Communications Act of 1934", replaced the Federal Radio Commission as the regulator of broadcasting in the United States.

    1941 - Mammoth Cave National Park was established in Kentucky.

    1943 - "Pay as you go" income-tax withholding started.

    1963 - The US Post Office began using the 5-digit ZIP Code system.

    1966 - Medicare went into effect.

    1968 - The United States, Britain, Soviet Union, and 58 other nations signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

    1969 - Britain's Prince Charles was dubbed the Prince of Wales.

    1971 - The US Post Office became the US Postal Service.

    1979 - The Sony Walkman was introduced.

    1980 - 'O Canada' was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

    1991 - Court TV debuted.

    1991 - The Warsaw Pact, the last vestige of the Cold War-era Soviet bloc, was formally disbanded.

    1994 - PLO chairman Yasser Arafat drove from Egypt into Gaza, returning to Palestinian land after 27 years in exile.

    1997 - Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony.

    2000 - Vermont's civil unions law, which granted gay couples most of the rights, benefits and responsibilities of marriage, went into effect.


    1649 - Gottfried Von Leibniz, German philosopher and mathematician.

    1804 - George Sand (Amandine-Aurore Lucille Dupin), French novelist.

    1872 - Louis Bleriot, aviation pioneer.

    1902 - Myron Cohen, comedian, entertainer, actor.

    1908 - Estee Lauder, cosmetics entrepreneur.

    1934 - Sydney Pollack, director.

    1961 - Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.
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    Re: This Date in History, July 1: A lot of really cool stuff happened

    1751 - The first volume of Diderot's Encyclopédie was published in Paris.
    …making Diderot the first person to officially misspell the word.

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