Sunday, July 01, 2012


July 1

1863:The Battle of Gettysburg, which marked the turning point in the Civil War, began.
1867:Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain under the British North America Act.
1898:Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders fought the battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War.
1943:Income tax withholding began in the United States.
1962:Burundi and Rwanda achieved independence.
1963:The U.S. Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes.
1968:The United States, Britain, the Soviet Union, and 58 other nations signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
1994:Yasir Arafat returned to Palestinian land after 27 years in exile.
1997:After 156 years of British colonial rule, Hong Kong was returned to China.

2000:The Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina statehouse.
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