On This Day in History

for Wednesday 1st July, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 349

1689 - Matsuo Basho, zen poet, leaves for 150 days journey on Honshu Japan
1858 - The joint reading of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace's papers on evolution to the Linnean Society.
1863 - Battle of Gettysburg, Pa; Lee's northward advance halted
1867 - The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister
1878 - Treaty of Berlin divides Africa for colonization
1921 - The Communist Party of China is founded.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 222

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 14

1900 - Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand (36) weds countess Sophie Chotek (32) in Reichstadt, Bohemia
1902 - British admiral John Rushworth Jellicoe (42) weds Gwendoline Cayzer at Holy Trinity in London
1916 - Dwight Eisenhower marries Mary `Mamie' Geneva Doud in Denver, Colorado
1961 - Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart
1981 - NFL quarterback Joe Montana (25) weds second wife Cathleen Castillo

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 4 of 4

2011 - "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (40) divorces actor Thomas Jane (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
2011 - Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) divorces actress Scarlett Johansson (26) due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage
2011 - Ann Serano Lopez divorces actor and talk show host George Lopez (49) due to irreconcilable differences
2011 - Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 3 of 130

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 224


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