Today in History, English
Today in History, English

74884July 1Event1959 – The Party of the African Federation holds its constitutive conference.
74885July 1Event1959 – Specific values for the international yard, avoirdupois pound and derived units (e.g. inch, mile and ounce) are adopted after agreement between the U.S.A., the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries.
74886July 1Event1960 – Independence of Somalia.
74887July 1Event1960 – Ghana becomes a republic and Kwame Nkrumah becomes its first President as Queen Elizabeth II ceases to be its head of state.
74888July 1Event1962 – Independence of Rwanda.
74889July 1Event1962 – Independence of Burundi.
74890July 1Event1963 – ZIP codes are introduced for United States mail.
74891July 1Event1963 – The British Government admits that former diplomat Kim Philby had worked as a Soviet agent.
74892July 1Event1966 – The first color television transmission in Canada takes place from Toronto.
74893July 1Event1967 – The European Community is formally created out of a merger with the Common Market, the European Coal and Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Commission.
74894July 1Event1967 – Canada celebrates the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867, which officially made Canada its own federal dominion.
74895July 1Event1968 – The United States Central Intelligence Agency's Phoenix Program is officially established.
74896July 1Event1968 – The Nuclear non-proliferation treaty is signed in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow by sixty-two countries.
74897July 1Event1968 – Formal separation of the United Auto Workers from the AFL–CIO in the United States.
74898July 1Event1970 – President General Yahya Khan abolishes One-Unit of West Pakistan restoring the provinces.
74899July 1Event1972 – The first Gay pride march in England takes place.
74900July 1Event1976 – Portugal grants autonomy to Madeira.
74901July 1Event1978 – The Northern Territory in Australia is granted Self-Government.
74902July 1Event1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman.
74903July 1Event1980 – "O Canada" officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
74904July 1Event1981 – The Wonderland murders occur in the early morning hours in Los Angeles, allegedly masterminded by businessman and drug dealer Eddie Nash.
74905July 1Event1983 – A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea crashes into the Fouta Djallon mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
74906July 1Event1984 – The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.
74907July 1Event1987 – The American radio station WFAN in New York City is launched as the world's first all-sports radio station.
74908July 1Event1990 – German reunification: East Germany accepts the Deutsche Mark as its currency, thus uniting the economies of East and West Germany.
74909July 1Event1991 – The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
74910July 1Event1997 – China resumes sovereignty over the city-state of Hong Kong, ending 156 years of British colonial rule.
74881July 1Event1957 – The International Geophysical Year begins.
74882July 1Event1958 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.
74883July 1Event1958 – Flooding of Canada's Saint Lawrence Seaway begins.

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