Saturday 1 July 1944
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Lew Rockwell .
The Canterville Ghost, directed by Jules Dassin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
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- Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
- 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
- In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
- Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
- Memorial Day in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day.
- Lew Rockwell: American author and activist.
- 2500+ killed in London / SE England by German flying bombs
- Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to Colonel
- General Eisenhower visits front in Normandy
- Von Rundstedt against Keitel: Signs peace, idiots!
- Bretton Woods Conference starts, establishing IMF and World Bank.
- The United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference begins at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.
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