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 This day in History - July 1
549 Historic Events for July 1
1959

Israeli Knesset agrees to weapon sales to West-Germany

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1959

WVTV TV channel 18 in Milwaukee, WI (IND) begins broadcasting

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1959

World Refugee Year begins

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1959

Heinrich Lubke elected pres of West-Germany

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1960

USSR shoots down US RB-47 reconnaissance plane

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1960

No passports needed inside Benelux

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1960

Ghana becomes a republic

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1960

Italian Somaliland gains independence, unites with Somali Republic

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1960

Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell and Texaco in Cuba

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1960

British Somaliland becomes Somalia

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1960

Benjamin Britten's cantate "Carmen Baseliense," premieres in Basel

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1960

Mike Fitzgerald, baseball player

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1960

Alan Ruck, Cleve Oh, actor (Stuart-Spin City)

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1960

Evelyn "Champagne" King, Bronx NY, disco singer (Shame, I'm in Love)

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1960

Lynn Jennings, Princeton NJ, 5k runner

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1961

Kalpana Chawla, Karnal India, astronaut (STS 87)

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1961

[Frederick] Carl[eton] Lewis, Birmingham, track (Oly-9 gold-84-96)

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1961

KNDU TV channel 25 in Richland-Pasco-Kennew, WA (NBC) 1st broadcast

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1961

Haleakala National Park forms in Hawaii

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1961

16th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

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1961

Diana Frances Spencer, Sandringham England, Princess of Wales (-97)

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1962

Algeria votes for independence

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1962

Burundi and Rwanda gain independence from Belgium (National Days)

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1962

Andre Braugher, Chicago Ill, actor (Frank Pembleton-Homicide)

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1963

US postal service institutes (Zone Improvement Plan) zip code

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