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 This day in History - July 1
549 Historic Events for July 1
1869

Dutch newspaper stamp tax repealed

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1870

James W Smith of SC is 1st black to enter West Point

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1871

The decimal currency system is made uniform in Canada

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1872

Louis Bl‚riot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel

Birth
1873

Henry Flipper of Ga is 2nd black to enter West Point

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1873

Prince Edward Island becomes 7th Canadian province

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1874

Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim)

Birth
1874

1st US zoo opens (Philadelphia)

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1874

1st US kidnapping for ransom, 4-year-old Charles Ross, $20,000

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1874

1st Chamber accept law against child labor

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1875

Universal Postal Union established

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1877

1st edition of "Amsterdammer" published

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1878

Treaty of Berlin divide Africa up for colonization

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1879

Ex-khedive Ismael Pasha sails from Alexandria to Naples

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1879

L‚on Jouhaux, France, socialist/co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951)

Birth
1881

US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri opens

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1881

Piet[er] L Kramer, architect (Amsterdam School)

Birth
1881

1st international telephone conversation, Calais, ME-St Stephen, NB

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1883

Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer, dies at 39

Death
1883

ANWB forms in Utrecht

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1885

Hermann von Fehling, German chemist (Fehling's reagens), dies at 73

Death
1887

Charles D Brown, Iowa, actor (Barefoot Boy, Disbarred, Night Editor)

Birth
1889

Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

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1889

US mint at Carson City, Nevada reopens

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1890

Great-Britain and Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty

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