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Notable Historical Events for July 1st

1867The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

1948Brooklyn's Roy Campanella debuts as catcher

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

1968John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

1975Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1948Bradman scores 128 Australia v Surrey, 141 mins, 15 fours

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

195569th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)

1969John Lennon & Yoko Ono are admitted to hospital after a car crash

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Notable Birthdays on July 1st

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

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

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

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

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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

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

1961Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart

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

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.

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

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Notable Divorces on July 1st

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

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