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Daily Calendar for Friday, July 1, 2022


  • William Howard Brett (American librarian) –
  • Louis BlΓ©riot (first man to fly across the English Channel) –
  • Benjamin Oliver Davis (first African American general in U.S. Army) –
  • Walter Francis White (author) –
  • William Wyler (film director) –
  • EstΓ©e Lauder (cosmetics executive) –
  • Olivia de Havilland (actress) –
  • Jamie Farr (actor) –
  • Sydney Pollack (director) –
  • Dan Aykroyd (actor) –
  • Princess Diana of Wales –
  • Carl Lewis (athlete) –
  • Missy Elliott (hip hop artist) –
  • Liv Tyler (actress) –
  • Jarome Iginla (hockey player) –


  • Michael Landon (actor) –
  • Robert Mitchum (actor) –
  • Walter Matthau (actor) –
  • Marlon Brando (actor) –
  • Luther Vandross (singer) –
  • Karl Malden (actor) –
  • Mollie Sugden (actress) –


  • Battle of Gettysburg began–
  • Dominion of Canada was created by the British North America Act; the Dominion consisted of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Lower and Upper Canada–
  • John A. Macdonald became the first prime minister of Canada–
  • Prince Edward Island joined the Canadian Confederation–
  • First U.S. zoo opened, with bear pit and lion house, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–
  • Lincoln Highway Association formed to create first coast-to-coast U.S. highway–
  • First sales tax in U.S. began in West Virginia–
  • First Piano Concerto by Bela Bartok premiered in Frankfurt, Germany–
  • Bulova Watch company sponsored the first television commercial–
  • Intelligence and Security Branch of U.S. Army established–
  • Zip codes introduced for U.S. mail–
  • Medicare went into effect–
  • O Canada officially became the national anthem of Canada–
  • After a seven-year journey, NASA’s Cassini probe became the first spacecraft ever to orbit the giant ringed planet Saturn–
  • Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman appointed to the Supreme Court, announced that she was retiring from the bench after 24 years–
  • Andy Pettitte broke Whitey Ford’s record for career strikeouts as a New York Yankees pitcher after striking out his 1,958th batter–


  • The temperature in Portland, Oregon, reached 107 degrees F–

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