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Today in History

Today is Friday, July 1, the 182nd day of 2022. There are 183 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On July 1, 1966, the federal Medicare insurance program went into effect.

To this date :

In 1863, the crucial three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, culminating in a Union victory, began in Pennsylvania.

In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain when the British North America Act came into effect.

In 1903, the first Tour de France began. (It ended on July 19; the winner was Maurice Garin.)

In 1944, delegates from 44 countries began meeting in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, where they agreed to establish the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

In 1963, the U.S. Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP Codes.

In 1973, the Drug Enforcement Administration was created.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated Federal Court of Appeals Judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, beginning an ultimately successful confirmation process marred by allegations of sexual harassment.

In 1997, Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony.

In 2004, actor Marlon Brando died in Los Angeles at the age of 80.

In 2009, 97-year-old actor Karl Malden died in Brentwood, California.

In 2015, after more than half a century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared that they would reopen their embassies in each other’s capitals, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the enemies of the cold War.

In 2019, Coco Gauff, 15, the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon in the professional era, beat Venus Williams, 39, in the first round, 6-4, 6-4. Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, was found dead in his room at the Texas hotel where the team was staying; the medical examiner discovered that Skaggs had a toxic mixture of alcohol and the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body.

Ten years ago: Syria’s main opposition groups rejected a new international plan that called for a transitional government because the compromise deal did not bar President Bashar Assad from taking part. Mexican voters brought the Institutional Revolutionary Party back to power. Tiger Woods won the AT&T National at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland, closing with a 2-under 69 for the 74th victory of his career.

Five years ago: Pope Francis refused to renew the term of German Cardinal Gerhard Mueller as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that handles sexual abuse cases. (During Mueller’s five-year tenure, the congregation racked up a backlog of 2,000 cases and faced harsh criticism from abuse survivors.)

A year ago: The Supreme Court’s conservative majority rolled back a landmark voting rights law, in a ruling that could help Republican states fight voting restrictions put in place since the 2020 election. Donald Trump’s company and its longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, have been charged in New York in what prosecutors have called a “radical and audacious” tax evasion scheme in which senior executives allegedly failed to report a compensation, including free use of apartments and cars. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has nominated Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, Trump’s most adamant GOP critic, to serve on a new select committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 insurrection on Capitol Hill.

Today’s birthdays: Actor-dancer Leslie Caron is 91 years old. Actor Jean Marsh is 88 years old. Actor Jamie Farr is 88 years old. Biscuit maker Wally Amos is 86 years old. Dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is 81 years old. Actor Geneviève Bujold is 80 years old. 77. Michael Pressman, a film and television producer and director, is 72 years old. Actor Daryl Anderson is 71 years old. Actor Trevor Eve is 71 years old. Actor Terrence Mann is 71 years old. Rock singer Fred Schneider (B-52) is 71 years old. Pop singer Victor Willis (Village People) is 71. Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd is 70 years old. Actor Lorna Patterson is 66 years old. Actor Alan Ruck is 66 years old. Crime novelist Louise Penny is 64 years old. R&B singer Evelyn “Champagne” King is 62. Country singer Michelle Wright is 61 years old. Actor Andre Braugher is 60 years old. Actor Dominic Keating is 60 years old. Actor Pamela Anderson is 55 years old. Rock musician Mark Pirro is 52 years old. Rock musician Franny Griffiths (Space) is 52 years old. -hop artist Missy Elliott is 51 years old. Actor Julianne Nicholson is 51 years old. Actor Melissa Peterman is 51 years old. Actor/writer Jill Kargman is 48 years old. Rock musician Bryan Devendorf (The National) is 47 years old. Singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens is 47 years old. Actor Thomas Sadoski is 46 years old. Actor Liv Tyler is 45 years old. Actor Hilarie Burton is 40 years old. Actor Lea Seydoux (LEE’-uh say-DOO’) is 37 years old. Actor Evan Ellingson is 34 years old. Actors Andrew and Steven Cavarno are 30 years old. Actress/singer Chloe Bailey is 24 years old. Actor Storm Reid is 19 years old.

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