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Notable Historical Events for July 1st

19451st of the superstars returns from the WW II, Hank Greenberg homers

196116th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

1960Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba

2014Jennifer Love Hewitt joins the CBS series "Criminal Minds"

1889Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

1941Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

1858The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.

1948Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

1956Elvis Presley wearing a tuxedo appears on Steve Allen Show

1873Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy

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Notable Birthdays on July 1st

1961Carl Lewis [Frederick], Birmingham Alabama, sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96)

1977Liv Tyler, New York City, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty)

1906Estée Lauder, New York, NY, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004)

1961Diana Spencer, Sandringham England, Princess of Wales, (d. 1997)

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Notable Weddings on July 1st

1998Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu

2013Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

1981NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo

1902British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

1990Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

1900Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (36) weds countess Sophie Chotek (32) in Reichstadt, Bohemia

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Notable Divorces on July 1st

2011Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

2011Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) divorces actress Scarlett Johansson (26) due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on July 1st

1896Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

2004Marlon Brando, actor ("The Godfather", "A Street Cart Named Desire" and "On the Water Front") dies at 80

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