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July 1

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In the headlines today:
2000 Actor Walter Matthau dies in Santa Monica, California, at age 79.

Armageddon  (Buena Vista Home Entertainment) 
The motion picture Armageddon, starring Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, and Ben Affleck, debuts in theaters.
(photo credit: Buena Vista Home Entertainment)

1997   After 156 years as a British crown colony, Hong Kong reverts to China.
1991 Actor Michael Landon dies of cancer in Malibu, California, at age 54.
1973 The Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar closes after 720 performances.
1968 The US, Great Britain, and the USSR sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, along with 58 other nations.
1963 The US Post Office introduces Mr. Zip and the 5-digit ZIP code.
1946 The US tests a 20-kiloton atomic bomb in the Pacific, near Bikini Atoll.
1941 New York City's WNBT broadcasts the first TV commercial: a spot for the Bulova watch company.

Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)
Future US president Dwight D. Eisenhower marries Mamie Doud.
(photo credit: Times Books)

1874 The first zoo in the US opens, in Philadelphia.
1867 Canada becomes a self-governing dominion of Great Britain.
1863 Union troops defeat the invading Confederates at the Battle of Gettysburg.
1862 The US Congress establishes the Internal Revenue Service.

Born today:

1977  Liv Tyler - actress, daughter of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler

1966  Mike Tyson - world heavyweight boxing champ (1986-90)

1963  Roddy Bottum - keyboardist (Faith No More)

1961  Carl Lewis - Olympic gold medal track and field star

1961  Princess Diana - Princess of Wales, wife of Prince Charles

1952  Dan Aykroyd - comedian, actor

1951  Fred Schneider - keyboardist (The B-52s)

1946  Deborah Harry - singer (Blondie)

1942  Genevieve Bujold - actress

1942  Karen Black - actress

1941  Rod Gilbert - hockey player

1939  Delaney Bramlett - guitarist, singer (Delaney and Bonnie)

1936  Wally Amos, Jr. - Famous Amos® cookie founder

1934  Sydney Pollack - film director

1934  Jean Marsh - actress

1934  Jamie Farr - actor

1931  Leslie Caron - actress

1916  Olivia DeHavilland - actress (Oscar® winner, 1946 1949)

1915  Willie Dixon - blues bassist, singer

1908  Estee Lauder - cosmetics founder

1899  Thomas Dorsey - Gospel composer

1854  Cecil Rhodes - diamond baron, Rhodes Scholarship founder


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