Lost and Found – July 1st Edition

What to remember about July 1st…

  • 1776  Debate begins in Continental Congress on Richard Henry Lee’s proposed resolution for independence from Great Britain
  • 1863  3-day Battle of Gettysburg, PA begins; turning point in the war
  • 1867  Passage of British North America Act creates self-governing Dominion of Canada; Canadian Independence Day
  • 1898  Battle of San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War; future President Theodore Roosevelt leads Rough Riders charge
  • 1916  Dwight D. Eisenhower marries Mamie Geneva Doud in Denver
  • 1916  Battle of the Somme begins in France; British forces suffer 20,000 killed and 40,000 wounded in just one day
  • 1942  Battle of El Alamein; Rommel’s forces halted in North Africa
  • 1991  Warsaw Pact is formally dissolved by President Václav Havel
  • 1997  People’s Republic of China (PRC) assumes control of Hong Kong after United Kingdom relinquishes sovereignty
  • 2004 American film icon Marlon Brando dies in California (b. 1924)

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