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This Day in History: July 1

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1200, Sunglasses are invented in China.
  2. In 1874, the first US zoo opens in Philadelphia.
  3. In 1897, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain. In 1980, O'Canada became the National Anthem.
  4. In 1934, 1st X-ray photo of entire body was taken in Rochester, NY.
  5. In 1997, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Diana, Princess of Wales, Wally Amos (cookiemaker), Liv Tyler (actress)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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For more history resources on Internet 4 Classrooms, visit our Social Studies and History index. For Pre K-8th Grade Level History and Social Studies Resources, visit our Grade Level Index.



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