July 1 in History
What happened on July 1 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on july 1 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on july 1 in history.
The U.S. Marines launch Operation Holt in an attempt to finish off a Vietcong battalion in Thua Thien Province in Vietnam.
The U.S. postmaster introduces the ZIP code.
British troops land in Kuwait to aid against Iraqi threats.
American ground troops arrive in South Korea to halt the advancing North Korean army.
The New York State Commission Against Discrimination is established–the first such agency in the United States.
Axis troops capture Sevastopol, Crimea, in the Soviet Union.
The Battle of the Somme begins. Approximately 30,000 men are killed on the first day, two-thirds of them British.
American troops take San Juan Hill and El Caney, Cuba, from the Spaniards.
Montenegro declares war on the Turks.
Canada, by the terms of the British North America Act, becomes an independent dominion.
In the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg, Federal forces retreat through the town and dig in at Cemetery Ridge and Cemetery Hill.
Union artillery stops a Confederate attack at Malvern Hill, Virginia.
Charles Darwin presents a paper on his theory of evolution to the Linnean Society in London.
Napoleon Bonaparte takes Alexandria, Egypt.
British troops depart from their base at the Bouquet River to head toward Ticonderoga, New York.
Led by Marshall Luxembourg, the French defeat the forces of the Grand Alliance at Fleurus in the Netherlands.
An English fleet under the Earl of Essex, Lord Howard of Effingham and Francis Vere capture and sack Cadiz, Spain.
England and Scotland sign the Peace of Greenwich.