Saturday, July 01, 2017
History for July 1 - On-This-Day.com:
Gottfried Von Leibniz 1649, George Sand 1804 - Author Amandine Aurore Lucile Dudevant, Louis Bleriot 1872 - Aviator, first to fly an airplane across the English Channel
Susan Glapell 1882, James M. Cain 1892, Dan Aykroyd 1952 - Comedian, actor ("Driving Miss Daisy," "Saturday Night Live," "Ghostbusters," "The Blues Brothers")
1862 - The U.S. Congress established the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
1863 - During the U.S. Civil War, the first day's fighting at Gettysburg began.
1898 - During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba.
1943 - The U.S. Government began automatically withholding federal income tax from paychecks.
1963 - The U.S. postmaster introduced the five-digit ZIP (Zoning Improvement Plan) code.
1966 - The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
1979 - Sony introduced the Walkman.
1980 - "O Canada" was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.