July 1st History, Trivia and Fun Facts
July 1st History Highlights
Traditional July 1st Information
July First is Resolution Renewal Day, 6 months after New Years resolutions
The first full week in July is Be Nice to Jersey Week
July 1st is...
American Zoo Day
Devotion to Duty Day
Early Bird Day
International Chicken Wing Day
National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
National Gingersnap Day
National Postal Workers Day /U.S. Postage Stamp Day
Second Half of the New Year Day
July 1st Quotes
"Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought
of as including our own."
"It's hard to keep on being civil when they ask you such
"We're on a mission from God.
"Give credit where credit is due: simply said, if you want
loyalty and best effort, you must be thoughtful."
"Family is the most important thing in the world."
"You can make your life whatever you want it to be"
One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows
the necessary ingredients of happiness simple tastes, a
certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work,
and, above all, a clear conscience.
"Eventually you just have to realize that you're living
for an audience of one. I'm not here for anyone else's approval."
July 1st Birthdays
1742 - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (died on February 24, 1799)
1804 - George Sand, French novelist (died on June 8, 1876)
1807 - Thomas Green Clemson, American politician and educator, founded Clemson University
1899 - Charles Laughton, English-American actor (died in 1962)
1899 - Konstantinos Tsatsos, Greek scholar and politician, President of Greece (died in 1987)
1906 - Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded the Estée Lauder Companies (died in 2004)
1912 - Sally Kirkland, American journalist (died in 1989)
1916 - Olivia de Havilland, British-American actress
1924 - Florence Stanley, American actress (died in 2003)
1934 - Jamie Farr, American actor
1934 - Jean Marsh, English actress
1935 - David Prowse, English actor
1936 - Wally Amos, American entrepreneur and founder of Famous Amos
1939 - Karen Black, American actress (died in 2013)
1941 - Twyla Tharp, American dancer and choreographer
1945 - Debbie Harry, American singer-songwriter and actress
1950 - David Duke, American white supremacist
1951 - Fred Schneider, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player (B-52s)
1952 - Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor and screenwriter
1960 - Evelyn "Champagne" King, American soul/disco singer
1961 - Diana, Princess of Wales (died on August 31, 1997)
1967 - Pamela Anderson, Canadian-American model and actress
1982 - Hilarie Burton, American actress
1995 - Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017
2001 - Chosen Jacobs, American actor
July 1st 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.
1952 - The Liberace Show debuted on KLAC-Tv in Los Angeles.
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.
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
The first TV commercial aired on July 1, 1941. Bulova Watches
paid for the 10 second spot, shown before a baseball game between
the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies at Ebbets Field.
There's only one country between North Korea and Norway.
In 30-40 years therell be "took a selfie every day" videos of people going from children to elderly.
One of the most depressing things about getting older is that
the probability of becoming a superhero keeps decreasing.
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