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Notable Historical Events for July 1st

1973Mary Mills wins LPGA Lady Tara Golf Classic

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

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

1932NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago

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

1970Jimi Hendrix 1st recording session (NYC)

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

1860Charles Goodyear, American inventor, dies at 59

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