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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Today is Thursday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2021. There are 183 days left within the 12 months.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 1, 2015, after greater than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared they’d reopen embassies in one another’s capitals, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes.

On this date:

In 1863, the pivotal, three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, leading to a Union victory, started in Pennsylvania.

In 1867, Canada grew to become a self-governing dominion of Great Britain because the British North America Act took impact.

In 1903, the primary Tour de France started. (It ended on July 19; the winner was Maurice Garin.)

In 1944, delegates from 44 nations started assembly at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, the place they agreed to determine the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

In 1946, the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb close to Bikini Atoll within the Pacific.

In 1962, the African nations of Burundi and Rwanda grew to become unbiased of Belgium.

In 1963, the U.S. Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP codes.

In 1966, the Medicare federal insurance coverage program went into impact.

In 1973, the Drug Enforcement Administration was established.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated federal appeals court docket choose Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, starting an in the end profitable affirmation course of marked by allegations of sexual harassment. Actor Michael Landon, 54, died in Malibu, California.

In 1997, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony. Actor Robert Mitchum died in Santa Barbara, California, at age 79.

In 2019, 15-year-old Coco Gauff, the youngest participant to qualify at Wimbledon within the skilled period, defeated 39-year-old Venus Williams within the first spherical, 6-4, 6-4. Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, was discovered lifeless in his room at the Texas lodge the place the group was staying; the health worker discovered that Skaggs had a poisonous mixture of alcohol and the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his physique.

Ten years in the past: Leon Panetta took over as U.S. secretary of protection after 2 1/2 years as director of the CIA. Six weeks after ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that he’d fathered a baby with a member of his family employees, Maria Shriver filed divorce papers looking for to finish their 25-year marriage. The NBA locked out its gamers, a long-expected transfer that put the 2011-12 season in jeopardy. (The lockout resulted in Dec. 2011 with the adoption of a brand new collective bargaining settlement.)

Five years in the past: New legal guidelines concentrating on abortion took impact in about one-fifth of the states, initiating one other wave of restrictions simply days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas measure that had led to the closing of a number of clinics.

One 12 months in the past: The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, which was the Confederate capital, ordered the removing of all Confederate statues from metropolis land; hours later, crews eliminated a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal alongside Richmond’s Monument Avenue. Police in Seattle forcibly cleared town’s “occupied” protest zone beneath orders from the mayor after two latest deadly shootings within the space. Police in San Francisco stated they’d cease releasing the mug pictures of people that’d been arrested until they posed a menace to the general public; they stated it was a part of an effort to cease perpetuating racial stereotypes. New York City officers delayed the resumption of indoor eating at eating places, fearing that it will trigger a spike in coronavirus infections. A New York appeals court docket cleared the best way for a writer to distribute a tell-all e-book by President Donald Trump’s niece over the objections of the president’s brother. Hugh Downs, host of TV information and recreation exhibits from the Fifties via the Nineteen Nineties, died in Arizona; he was 99.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor-dancer Leslie Caron is 90. Actor Jean Marsh is 87. Actor Jamie Farr is 87. Cookiemaker Wally Amos is 85. Dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is 80. Actor Genevieve Bujold is 79. Rock singer-actor Deborah Harry is 76. Movie-TV producer-director Michael Pressman is 71. Actor Daryl Anderson is 70. Actor Trevor Eve is 70. Actor Terrence Mann is 70. Rock singer Fred Schneider (B-52s) is 70. Pop singer Victor Willis (Village People) is 70. Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd is 69. Actor Lorna Patterson is 65. Actor Alan Ruck is 65. R&B singer Evelyn “Champagne” King is 61. Olympic gold medal monitor star Carl Lewis is 60. Country singer Michelle Wright is 60. Actor Andre Braugher is 59. Actor Dominic Keating is 59. Actor Pamela Anderson is 54. Rock musician Mark Pirro is 51. Rock musician Franny Griffiths (Space) is 51. Actor Henry Simmons is 51. Hip-hop artist Missy Elliott is 50. Actor Julianne Nicholson is 50. Actor Melissa Peterman is 50. Actor/author Jill Kargman is 47. Rock musician Bryan Devendorf (The National) is 46. Singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens is 46. Actor Thomas Sadoski is 45. Actor Liv Tyler is 44. Actor Hilarie Burton is 39. Actor Lynsey Bartilson is 38. Actor Lea Seydoux (LEE’-uh say-DOO’) is 36. Actor Evan Ellingson is 33. Actors Andrew and Steven Cavarno are 29. Actor/singer Chloe Bailey is 23. Actor Storm Reid is eighteen.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Today is Friday, July 2, the 183rd day of 2021. There are 182 days left within the 12 months.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress handed a decision saying that “these United Colonies are, and of proper should be, free and unbiased States.”

On this date:

In 1867, New York’s first elevated rail line, a single monitor between Battery Place and Greenwich Street, went into operation.

In 1881, President James A. Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau (gee-TOH’) at the Washington railroad station; Garfield died the next September. (Guiteau was hanged in June 1882.)

In 1917, rioting erupted in East St. Louis, Illinois, as white mobs attacked Black residents; almost 50 folks, largely Blacks, are believed to have died within the violence.

In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean whereas trying to make the primary round-the-world flight alongside the equator.

In 1961, creator Ernest Hemingway shot himself to demise at his residence in Ketchum, Idaho.

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy met Pope Paul VI at the Vatican, the primary assembly between a Catholic U.S. chief govt and the pinnacle of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into regulation a sweeping civil rights invoice handed by Congress.

In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Gregg v. Georgia, dominated 7-2 the demise penalty was not inherently merciless or uncommon.

In 1982, Larry Walters of San Pedro, California, used a garden chair geared up with 45 helium-filled climate balloons to rise to an altitude of 16,000 toes; he landed eight miles away in Long Beach.

In 1986, ruling in a pair of instances, the Supreme Court upheld affirmative motion as a treatment for previous job discrimination.

In 1990, greater than 1,400 Muslim pilgrims had been killed in a stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel close to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

In 2018, rescue divers in Thailand discovered 12 boys and their soccer coach, who had been trapped by flooding as they explored a cave greater than every week earlier.

Ten years in the past: Petra Kvitova beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 to develop into the primary left-handed lady to win the Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova in 1990.

Five years in the past: Hillary Clinton was voluntarily interviewed for 3 1/2 hours by the FBI at the company’s Washington headquarters about her use of a non-public e-mail server as secretary of state. Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel (EL’-ee vee-ZEHL’), 87, died in New York. Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino, 77, died in Beverly Hills, California.

One 12 months in the past: The authorities stated employers added 4.8 million jobs in June, and the unemployment price fell to 11.1%, nonetheless a Depression-era degree, because the job market improved for a second straight month. The coronavirus an infection curve rose in 40 of the 50 states heading into the July Fourth vacation weekend. A assertion posted on his Twitter account revealed that former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain was being handled for the coronavirus at an Atlanta-area hospital, lower than two weeks after attending President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (Cain died on July 30 of problems from the virus.) Five of the 9 casinos in Atlantic City, New Jersey, reopened amid the pandemic. British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire on expenses that she had helped lure at least three ladies – one as younger as 14 – to be sexually abused by the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Today’s Birthdays: Former Philippine first woman Imelda Marcos is 92. Jazz musician Ahmad Jamal is 91. Actor Robert Ito is 90. Actor Polly Holliday is 84. Racing Hall of Famer Richard Petty is 84. Former White House chief of employees and former New Hampshire governor John H. Sununu is 82. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is 79. Writer-director-comedian Larry David is 74. Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, is 74. Actor Saul Rubinek is 73. Rock musician Roy Bittan (Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band) is 72. Actor Wendy Schaal is 67. Actor-model Jerry Hall is 65. Actor Jimmy McNichol is 60. Country singer Guy Penrod is 58. Rock musician Dave Parsons (Bush) is 56. Actor Yancy Butler is 51. Contemporary Christian musician Melodee DeVevo (Casting Crowns) is 45. Actor Owain (OH’-wyn) Yeoman is 43. Race automotive driver Sam Hornish Jr. is 42. NHL heart Joe Thornton is 42. Singer Michelle Branch is 38. Actor Vanessa Lee Chester is 37. Figure skater Johnny Weir is 37. Actor Nelson Franklin is 36. Actor-singer Ashley Tisdale is 36. Actor Lindsay Lohan (LOH’-uhn) is 35. Actor Margot Robbie is 31.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Today is Saturday, July 3, the 184th day of 2021. There are 181 days left within the 12 months.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On July 3, 1775, Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

On this date:

In 1863, the three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania resulted in a significant victory for the North as Confederate troops didn’t breach Union positions throughout an assault often known as Pickett’s Charge.

In 1913, throughout a fiftieth anniversary reunion at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Civil War veterans re-enacted Pickett’s Charge, which ended with embraces and handshakes between the previous enemies.

In 1944, throughout World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk from the Germans.

In 1950, the primary provider strikes of the Korean War passed off because the USS Valley Forge and the HMS Triumph despatched fighter planes in opposition to North Korean targets.

In 1971, singer Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at age 27.

In 1976, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 106 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe (en-TEH’-bee) Airport in Uganda (yoo-GAHN’-dah) by pro-Palestinian hijackers; the commandos succeeded in rescuing all however 4 of the hostages.

In 1979, Dan White, convicted of voluntary manslaughter within the taking pictures deaths of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mahs-KOH’-nee) and Supervisor Harvey Milk, was sentenced to seven years and eight months in jail. (He ended up serving 5 years.)

In 1986, President Ronald Reagan presided over a gala ceremony in New York Harbor that noticed the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.

In 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down an Iran Air jetliner over the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 folks aboard.

In 1996, Russians went to the polls to re-elect Boris Yeltsin president over his Communist challenger, Gennady Zyuganov (geh-NAH’-dee zhoo-GAH’-nahf), in a runoff.

In 2003, the U.S. put a $25 million bounty on Saddam Hussein, and $15 million apiece for his two sons. (The $30 million reward for Odai and Qusai Hussein went to a tipster whose info led U.S. troops to their hideout, the place the brothers had been killed in a gunbattle.)

In 2013, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, was overthrown by the army after only one 12 months by the identical sort of Arab Spring rebellion that had introduced the Islamist chief to energy.

Ten years in the past: Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) received his first Wimbledon, beating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3.

Five years in the past: A devastating truck bombing on a bustling business road in downtown Baghdad killed almost 300 folks. Actor Noel Neill, who performed Superman’s love curiosity, Lois Lane, in each a film serial and on TV, died in Tucson, Arizona, at age 95.

One 12 months in the past: Speaking at the foot of Mount Rushmore on the eve of Independence Day, President Donald Trump asserted that protesters pushing for racial justice had been partaking in a “cruel marketing campaign to wipe out our history.” Amid a rampant resurgence of the coronavirus, Texas started mandating face coverings on the orders of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who stated it appeared that individuals had been “not comprehending the magnitude of the issue.”

Today’s Birthdays: Playwright Tom Stoppard is 84. Writer-producer Jay Tarses is 82. Actor Michael Cole (TV: “The Mod Squad”) is 81. Attorney Gloria Allred is 80. Folk singer Judith Durham (The Seekers) is 78. Actor Kurtwood Smith is 78. Country singer Johnny Lee is 75. Humorist Dave Barry is 74. Actor Betty Buckley is 74. Actor Jan Smithers is 72. Actor Bruce Altman is 66. Talk present host Montel Williams is 65. Country singer Aaron Tippin is 63. Rock musician Vince Clarke (Erasure) is 61. Actor Tom Cruise is 59. Actor Thomas Gibson is 59. Actor Hunter Tylo is 59. Actor Connie Nielsen is 57. Actor Yeardley Smith is 57. TV chef Sandra Lee is 55. Singer Ishmael Butler is 52. Rock musician Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies) is 52. Actor-singer Shawnee Smith is 52. Actor-singer Audra McDonald is 51. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is 50. Actor Patrick Wilson is 48. Country singer Trent Tomlinson is 46. Actor Andrea Barber is 45. Singer Shane Lynch (Boyzone) is 45. Actor Ian Anthony Dale is 43. Actor/comic Jule Klausner is 43. Actor Elizabeth Hendrickson is 42. R&B singer Tonia Tash (Divine) is 42. Country singer-songwriter Sarah Buxton is 41. Actor Olivia Munn is 41. Actor Shoshannah Stern is 41. Rock singer-songwriter Elle King is 32. Actor Grant Rosenmeyer is 30.

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