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July 1st marks a day of diverse and vibrant celebrations across the globe, with a variety of holidays that cater to different interests and honor various aspects of culture and service. From humor and hearty laughs to honoring diligent workers and savoring scrumptious food, this day holds a special place for many.

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Interesting Facts of July 1st

  1. 1. July 1st is Canada Day, a national holiday commemorating the formation of Canada as a country on July 1, 1867, with the enactment of the British North America Act which unified three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire.
  2. 2. The first Tour de France bicycle race started on July 1, 1903. It is now one of the most well-known and prestigious cycling events in the world.
  3. 3. The Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most significant battles in the American Civil War, began on July 1, 1863, and lasted until July 3, with a pivotal victory for the Union forces.
  4. 4. Sony Walkman, the first portable personal cassette player, was introduced to the market on July 1, 1979. This revolutionized how people listened to music on the go.
  5. 5. Hong Kong was handed over to China from the United Kingdom on July 1, 1997, ending 156 years of British colonial rule. The handover marked the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region under a principle of "one country, two systems".
  6. 6. The International Criminal Court (ICC), located in The Hague, Netherlands, came into being on July 1, 2002, giving it jurisdiction over crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes.