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Notable Historical Events for July 1st

1858The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.

1941Joe DiMaggio on way to 56, ties Willie Keeler's 44 game hit streak

1960Fidel Castro nationalizes Esso, Shell & Texaco in Cuba

1836US President Andrew Jackson announces to Congress bequest by James Smithson of 100,000 gold sovereigns to found institution in Washington.

1867The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

195569th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Tony Trabert beats Kurt Nielsen (6-3 7-5 6-1)

1873Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia one of the first African Americans enters West Point Military Academy

197784th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Virginia Wade beats B Stove (46 63 61)

1968John Lennon's 1st full art exhibition (You are Here)

196116th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Mickey Wright

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Notable Birthdays on July 1st

1977Liv Tyler, New York City, American actress and daughter of Aerosmith's frontman, Steven Tyler (Stealing Beauty)

1961Diana Spencer, Sandringham England, Princess of Wales, (d. 1997)

1961Carl Lewis [Frederick], Birmingham Alabama, sprinter and long jumper (Oly-9 gold-84-96)

1906Estée Lauder, New York, NY, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004)

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Notable Weddings on July 1st

1998Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu

1902British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London

2013Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

1990Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

1900Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (36) weds countess Sophie Chotek (32) in Reichstadt, Bohemia

1961Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart

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Notable Divorces on July 1st

2011Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

2011Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) divorces actress Scarlett Johansson (26) due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on July 1st

1860Charles Goodyear, American inventor, dies at 59

2004Marlon Brando, actor ("The Godfather", "A Street Cart Named Desire" and "On the Water Front") dies at 80

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