July 01: This Day That Year

JUL 01

- 1847 - 1st US postage stamps go on sale.

- 1858 - Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cents) for the first time.

- 1874 - USA: 1st zoo opens (Philadelphia).

- 1903 - 1st Tour de France bicycle race.

- 1905 - Albert Einstein introduced his theory of special relativity.

- 1906 - Birthday: Estée Lauder, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) born in New York City, USA.

- 1908 - "SOS" (· · · – – – · · ·) distress signal became the worldwide standard for help.

- 1929 - Popeye was created by US cartoonist Elzie Segar.

- 1941 - 1st ever network TV commercial, Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for it.

- 1960 - The independent Somali Democratic Republic aka Somalia, is formed by British and Italian territories.

- 1961 - Birthday: Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, born in Sandringham, England (died Aug 31, 1997, age 36).

- 1973 - USA: Tom Bradley became the 38th Mayor of LA, the first African-American to hold the position.

- 1974 - Juan Perón, President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), died due to a heart attack.

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

- 2012 - Kenya: 17 people killed and 45 injured in an attack on two churches in Garissa.

- 2013 - Pakistan: 47 people killed and 90 injured in two bomb blasts.

- 2015 - USA & Cuba announce agreement to re-open embassies and establish full diplomatic relations.

- 2016 - Bangladesh: Islamic militants attack a cafe in Dhaka, killing 20 hostages and 2 police officers.

- 2017 - Mexico: Police killed 19 gunmen in a drug-related shootout in Sinaloa.

- 2018 - Afghanistan: Suicide bombing targeting Sikh community killed 19 people in Jalalabad.

- 2019 - Japan: Commercial whaling resumed after a break of 30 years.

- 2019 - Afghanistan: 16+ people killed and 100+ injured in a Taliban attack in Kabul.

- 2020 - Russia: President Vladimir Putin won national referendum allowing longer presidential terms.

- 2020 - Italy: 14 tonnes of amphetamines (worth $1.1 Billion) seized by Italian police in Salerno.

- 2021 - China celebrated 100 year centenary of the Chinese Communist Party.

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