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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.

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)

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

196074th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Neale Fraser beats Rod Laver (6-4 3-6 9-7 7-5)

1889Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

1932NY Gov FDR nominated for president at Dem Convention in Chicago

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

1975Muhammad Ali beats Joe Bugner in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 1st

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)

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)

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Notable Weddings on July 1st

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.

1961Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart

1981NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo

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

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

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

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Notable Divorces on July 1st

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 1st

1860Charles Goodyear, American inventor, dies at 59

1896Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

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