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July 1st In Pop Culture History

1770 - Lexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history.

1819 - Johann Georg Tralles discoverd the Great Comet of 1819, (C/1819 N1). It was the first comet analyzed using polarimetry, by François Arago.

1874 - The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, went on sale.

1881 - The world's first international telephone call was made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.

1898 - The Battle of San Juan Hill was fought in Santiago de Cuba. (Spanish-American War)

July 1, 1899 Birthday (fictional) Indiana Jones, Indian Jones, Movies

1903 - The first Tour de France bicycle race began.

1908 - SOS was adopted as the international distress signal. Three dits, three dahs, and three dits - SOS is the only nine-element signal in Morse code.

July 1, 1941 - The first commercial aired before a MLB game between the Didgers and the Phillies. It was for Buluva Watches.

1943 - Tokyo City merged with Tokyo Prefecture area and was dissolved. Since this date, no city in Japan actually has the name "Tokyo" - that is, present-day Tokyo is not officially a city.

1963 - ZIP codes were introduced for US mail.

1965 - Maurice Masse, a farmer, in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France said he was 'frozen' by aliens while investigating the strange noises they were making.

1967 - #1 Hit July 1, 1967 - July 28, 1967: The Association - Windy

1971 - The Post Office Department (1792–1971) became the United States Postal Service

1972 - #1 Hit July 1, 1972 - July 7, 1972: Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue

1972 - The first Gay Pride march in England took place.

July 1, 1976 - The Apple I was released.

1979 - Sony introduced the Walkman (in Japan).

1980 - O Canada officially became the national anthem of Canada.

1985 - A&E separated from sister channel Nickelodeon.

1984 - The PG-13 rating was introduced by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

1985 - Nike-at-Nite began on Nickelodeon

1989 - #1 Hit July 1, 1989 - July 7, 1989: Milli Vanilli - Baby Don't Forget My Number

1991 - Court TV, which later became truTV, began airing in the US.

2006 - #1 Hit July 1, 2006 - July 7, 2006: Taylor Hicks - Do I Make You Proud

2007 - Smoking in England was banned in all public indoor spaces.

2007 - The Concert for Diana was held at the new Wembley Stadium in London and broadcast in 140 countries, on which would have been her 46th birthday.

July 1st Celebrity Birthdays

About Thank You Notes...

Princess Diana (1961)
Hilarie Burton (1982)
Geneviève Bujold (1942)
Fred Schneider (1951)
Dan Aykroyd (1952)
Lisa Blount (1957)
Missy Elliot (1971)
Liv Tyler (1977)
Andre Braugher (1962)
Robbie The Robot (1955)
Alan Ruck (1956)
Pamela Anderson (1967)

. Always hand-written
. Should be short note or small card.
. Start with "Thank You"
. No more than 2-3 sentences.
. Final expression one of hope, appreciation, POSITIVE.
. You can say "Thank You" , "Love" or "Sincerely" right before your signature.

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