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Saturday 1 July 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which CARICOM Day can fall, while July 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in July. (Guyana)
  • Earliest day on which Constitution Day can fall, while July 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in July. (Cayman Islands)
  • Earliest day on which Día del Amigo can fall, celebrated on the first Saturday of July. (Peru)
  • Earliest day on which Fishermen's Holiday, celebrated on the first Friday of July (Marshall Islands)
  • Earliest day on which Heroes' Day can fall, while July 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in July. (Zambia)
  • Earliest day on which International Co-operative Day, can fall, celebrated on the first Saturday of July.
  • Earliest day on which International Free Hugs Day, can fall, celebrated on the first Saturday of July.
  • Earliest day on which Navy Day can fall, celebrated on the first Sunday in July. (Ukraine)
  • Earliest day on which Navy Days can fall, celebrated First Saturday and Sunday. (Netherlands)
  • Earliest day on which Youth Day can fall, while July 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in July. (Singapore)
  • The first day of Van Mahotsav, celebrated until July 7. (India) - Van Mahotsav is an annual tree-planting movement in India, which began in 1950. The name Van Mahotsava means FESTIVAL OF FORESTS.

Events

  • 2006 – The first operation of Qinghai–Tibet Railway in China.
  • 1987 – The American radio station WFAN in New York City is launched as the world's first all-sports radio station.
  • 1972 – The first Gay pride march in England takes place.
  • 1968 – Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL–CIO in the United States.
  • 1968 – The United States Central Intelligence Agency's Phoenix Program is officially established.
  • 1966 – The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
  • 1963 – ZIP codes are introduced for United States mail.
  • 1960 – Ghana becomes a republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President as Queen Elizabeth II ceases to be its head of state.
  • 1942 – World War II: First Battle of El Alamein.
  • 1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty become the first people to circumnavigate the globe in a fixed-wing aircraft.
  • 1922 – The Great Railroad Strike of 1922 begins in the United States.
  • 1916 – World War I: First day on the Somme: On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.
  • 1915 – Leutnant Kurt Wintgens of the then-named German Deutsches Heer's Fliegertruppe army air service achieves the first known aerial victory with a synchronized machine-gun armed fighter plane, the Fokker M.5K/MG Eindecker.
  • 1903 – Start of first Tour de France bicycle race.
  • 1898 – Spanish–American War: The Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba.
  • 1885 – The United States terminates reciprocity and fishery agreement with Canada.
  • 1881 – The world's first international telephone call is made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
  • 1879 – Charles Taze Russell publishes the first edition of the religious magazine The Watchtower.
  • 1874 – The Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful typewriter, goes on sale.
  • 1870 – The United States Department of Justice formally comes into existence.
  • 1867 – The British North America Act of 1867 takes effect as the Province of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia join into confederation to create the modern nation of Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald is sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Canada. This date is commemorated annually in Canada as Canada Day, a national holiday.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Gettysburg begins.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: The Battle of Malvern Hill takes place. It is the last of the Seven Days Battles, part of George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign.
  • 1862 – The Russian State Library is founded as the Library of the Moscow Public Museum.
  • 1855 – Signing of the Quinault Treaty: The Quinault and the Quileute cede their land to the United States.
  • 1819 – Johann Georg Tralles discovers the Great Comet of 1819, (C/1819 N1). It was the first comet analyzed using polarimetry, by François Arago.
  • 1782 – Raid on Lunenburg: American privateers attack the British settlement of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
  • 1643 – First meeting of the Westminster Assembly, a council of theologians ("divines") and members of the Parliament of England appointed to restructure the Church of England, at Westminster Abbey in London.
  • 1523 – Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes become the first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake by Roman Catholic authorities in Brussels.

Births

  • 1992 – Aaron Sanchez, American baseball player
  • 1991 – Michael Wacha, American baseball player
  • 1989 – Kent Bazemore, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Charlie Blackmon, American baseball player
  • 1985 – Chris Perez, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Adrian Ward, American football player
  • 1982 – Hilarie Burton, American actress.
  • 1980 – Patrick Aufiero, American ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Forrest Griffin, American mixed martial artist and actor
  • 1977 – Liv Tyler, American model and actress
  • 1975 – Sean Colson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1975 – Sufjan Stevens, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Julianne Nicholson, American actress
  • 1971 – Missy Elliott, American rapper, producer, dancer, and actress
  • 1969 – Séamus Egan, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Pamela Anderson, Canadian-American model and actress
  • 1966 – Shawn Burr, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2013)
  • 1963 – David Wood, American lawyer and environmentalist (d. 2006)
  • 1963 – Roddy Bottum, American singer and keyboard player
  • 1962 – Andre Braugher, American actor and producer
  • 1961 – Carl Lewis, American long jumper and runner
  • 1960 – Evelyn "Champagne" King, American soul/disco singer
  • 1960 – Kevin Swords, American rugby player
  • 1960 – Lynn Jennings, American runner
  • 1958 – Jack Dyer Crouch, II, American diplomat, United States Deputy National Security Advisor
  • 1957 – Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1955 – Lisa Scottoline, American lawyer and author
  • 1954 – Keith Whitley, American singer and guitarist (d. 1989)
  • 1952 – Timothy J. Tobias, American pianist and composer (d. 2006)
  • 1951 – Anne Feeney, American singer-songwriter and activist
  • 1951 – Fred Schneider, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1951 – Terrence Mann, American actor, singer, and dancer
  • 1951 – Tom Kozelko, American basketball player
  • 1951 – Victor Willis, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor
  • 1950 – David Duke, American white supremacist, politician and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard
  • 1949 – David Hogan, American composer and educator (d. 1996)
  • 1948 – John Ford, English-American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945 – Debbie Harry, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1945 – Mike Burstyn, American actor and singer
  • 1943 – Jeff Wayne, American composer, musician, and lyricist
  • 1943 – Philip Brunelle, American conductor and organist
  • 1942 – Andraé Crouch, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – Alfred G. Gilman, American pharmacologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – Myron Scholes, Canadian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941 – Rod Gilbert, Canadian-American ice hockey player
  • 1941 – Twyla Tharp, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1939 – Delaney Bramlett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1939 – Karen Black, American actress (d. 2013)
  • 1938 – Craig Anderson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1935 – James Cotton, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player (d. 2017)
  • 1934 – Jamie Farr, American actor
  • 1934 – Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1933 – C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1930 – Carol Chomsky, American linguist and academic (d. 2008)
  • 1930 – Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American director and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1929 – Gerald Edelman, American biologist and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Bobby Day, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1990)
  • 1926 – Robert Fogel, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Farley Granger, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – Florence Stanley, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1923 – Scotty Bowers, American Marine, author and pimp
  • 1922 – Toshi Seeger, German-American activist, co-founded the Clearwater Festival (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Harold Sakata, Japanese-American wrestler and actor (d. 1982)
  • 1919 – Gerald E. Miller, American vice admiral (d. 2014)
  • 1918 – Ralph Young, American singer and actor (d. 2008)
  • 1917 – Humphry Osmond, English-American lieutenant and psychiatrist (d. 2004)
  • 1916 – George C. Stoney, American director and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1916 – Olivia de Havilland, British-American actress
  • 1915 – Joseph Ransohoff, American soldier and neurosurgeon (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – Willie Dixon, American singer-songwriter, bass player, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)
  • 1914 – Bernard B. Wolfe, American politician (d. 2016)
  • 1913 – Frank Barrett, American baseball player (d. 1998)
  • 1913 – Lee Guttero, American basketball player (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – David Brower, American environmentalist, founded Sierra Club Foundation (d. 2000)
  • 1912 – Sally Kirkland, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1910 – Glenn Hardin, American hurdler (d. 1975)
  • 1909 – Emmett Toppino, American sprinter (d. 1971)
  • 1906 – Estée Lauder, American businesswoman, co-founded the Estée Lauder Companies (d. 2004)
  • 1902 – William Wyler, French-American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1901 – Irna Phillips, American screenwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1899 – Charles Laughton, English-American actor and director (d. 1962)
  • 1899 – Thomas A. Dorsey, American pianist and composer (d. 1993)
  • 1892 – James M. Cain, American author and journalist (d. 1977)
  • 1875 – Joseph Weil, American con men (d. 1976)
  • 1873 – Alice Guy-Blaché, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1968)
  • 1869 – William Strunk Jr., American author and educator (d. 1946)
  • 1858 – Velma Caldwell Melville, American editor, and writer of prose and poetry (d. 1924)
  • 1858 – Willard Metcalf, American painter (d. 1925)
  • 1850 – Florence Earle Coates, American poet (d. 1927)
  • 1838 – William Paine Lord, American lawyer and politician, 9th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
  • 1808 – Ygnacio del Valle, Mexican-American landowner (d. 1880)
  • 1807 – Thomas Green Clemson, American politician and educator, founded Clemson University (d. 1888)
  • 1804 – Charles Gordon Greene, American journalist and politician (d. 1886)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Stephen Gaskin, American activist, co-founded The Farm (b. 1935)
  • 2014 – Walter Dean Myers, American author and poet (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – Charles Foley, American game designer, co-created Twister (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Sidney Bryan Berry, American general (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – William H. Gray, American minister and politician (b. 1941)
  • 2012 – Alan G. Poindexter, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1961)
  • 2012 – Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Jack Richardson, American author and playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Ossie Hibbert, Jamaican-American keyboard player and producer (b. 1950)
  • 2012 – Peter E. Gillquist, American priest and author (b. 1938)
  • 2010 – Arnold Friberg, American painter and illustrator (b. 1913)
  • 2010 – Don Coryell, American football player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2010 – Ilene Woods, American actress and singer (b. 1929)
  • 2009 – Karl Malden, American actor (b. 1912)
  • 2005 – Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter and producer (Change) (b. 1951)
  • 2005 – Renaldo Benson, American singer-songwriter (Four Tops) (b. 1936)
  • 2004 – Marlon Brando, American actor and director (b. 1924)
  • 2003 – Herbie Mann, American flute player and saxophonist (b. 1930)
  • 2000 – Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 1999 – Edward Dmytryk, Canadian-American director and producer (b. 1908)
  • 1999 – Forrest Mars Sr., American businessman, created M&M's and the Mars bar (b. 1904)
  • 1999 – Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1997 – Charles Werner, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
  • 1997 – Robert Mitchum, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 1996 – Margaux Hemingway, American model and actress (b. 1954)
  • 1996 – Steve Tesich, Serbian-American author and screenwriter (b. 1942)
  • 1996 – William T. Cahill, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (b. 1904)
  • 1995 – Wolfman Jack, American radio host (b. 1938)
  • 1994 – Merriam Modell, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1991 – Michael Landon, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1936)
  • 1983 – Buckminster Fuller, American architect, designed the Montreal Biosphère (b. 1895)
  • 1966 – Frank Verner, American runner (b. 1883)
  • 1965 – Robert Ruark, American journalist and author (b. 1915)
  • 1964 – Pierre Monteux, French-American viola player and conductor (b. 1875)
  • 1950 – Eliel Saarinen, Finnish-American architect, co-designed the National Museum of Finland (b. 1873)
  • 1912 – Harriet Quimby, American pilot and screenwriter (b. 1875)
  • 1905 – John Hay, American journalist and politician, 37th United States Secretary of State (b. 1838)
  • 1896 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and activist (b. 1811)
  • 1884 – Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy (b. 1819)
  • 1863 – John F. Reynolds, American general (b. 1820)
  • 1860 – Charles Goodyear, American chemist and engineer (b. 1800)
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