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July 1 1867 Canada officially became an independent country
July 2 1578 Martin Frobisher discovered Hudson Strait
July 3 1608 The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain
July 4 1995 The bell of the Edmund Fitzgerald which sank on Nov. 10, 1975, with the loss of 29 lives, was recovered
July 5 1996 First successful clone is born - Dolly the Sheep
July 6 1945 Birth of Burt Ward, (Robin of "Batman and Robin")
July 7 1967 The Beatles release "All You Need Is Love"
July 8 1889 The Wall Street Journal was first published
July 10 1989 Death of Mel Blanc, voice of cartoon characters (Bugs Bunny),
July 11 1274 Birth of Robert the Bruce Scotland, King (1328-1329)
July 12 1543 England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th & last wife)
July 13 1940 Birth of Patrick Stewart (Capt Picard-starburst Trek Next Generation)
July 14 1881 Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., aka Billy the Kid, was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M
July 15 1870 Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province
July 16 1945 The United States exploded its first experimental atomic bomb, in the desert of Alamogordo, N.M
July 17 1959 Dr Leakey discovers oldest human skull (600,000 years old)
July 18 1905 The Dominion Act created the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan effective Sept. 1
July 19 1965 Shooting begins on star Trek 2nd pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
July 20 1969 Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon
July 21 1899 Ernest Hemingway was born
July 22 1994 O.J. Simpson pleaded innocent to the slaying of his ex-wife, Nicole, and her friend, Ronald Goldman
July 23 1986 Britain's Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London
July 24 1845 The English explorer Sir John Franklin disappeared while on an expedition in the eastern Arctic
July 25 1956 Andria Dorea collided with MS Stockholm and sank
July 26 1964 Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa and six others were convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of a union pension fund
July 27 1953 The Korean War armistice was signed at Panmunjom, ending three years of fighting
July 28 1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of the Retired Colourman"
July 29 1890 Vincent van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France
July 30 1962 Prime Minister John Diefenbaker officially opened the Trans-Canada Highway
July 31 1498 During his third voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus arrived at the island of Trinidad

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