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Notable Historical Events for July 1st

1798Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt

1997Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson for biting Holyfield

70Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem

1970Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

197784th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

1973Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

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

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

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

1916Honus Wagner, 42, is oldest to hit an inside-the-park HR

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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

1961Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

1860Charles Goodyear, American inventor, dies at 59

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