spotlight Highlights from history: July 1 Jul 1, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1863: Battle of Gettysburg In 1863, the pivotal, three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in a Union victory, began in Pennsylvania. AP 1944: Bretton Woods In 1944, delegates from 44 countries began meeting at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, where they agreed to establish the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. AP 1946: Atomic Bomb In 1946, the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. AP 1961: Princes Diana In 1961, Diana, the princess of Wales, was born in Sandringham, England. (She died in a 1997 car crash in Paris at age 36.) AP 1973: Drug Enforcement Administration In 1973, the Drug Enforcement Administration was established. AP 1991: Clarence Thomas On July 1, 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated federal appeals court judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court, beginning an ultimately successful confirmation process marked by allegations of sexual harassment. AP 1995: Wolfman Jack In 1995, rock-and-roll disc jockey Wolfman Jack died in Belvidere, North Carolina, at age 57. AP 1997: Hong Kong In 1997, Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule after 156 years as a British colony. AP 1997: Robert Mitchum In 1997, sctor Robert Mitchum died in Santa Barbara, California, at age 79. AP 2002: International Criminal Court In 2002, the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal, the International Criminal Court, came into existence. AP 2002: Plane Collision In 2002, a Russian passenger jet collided with a cargo plane over southern Germany, killing all 69 people, including 45 schoolchildren, on the Russian plane and the cargo jet pilots. AP 2009: Barack Obama Ten years ago: President Barack Obama held an hour-long town hall forum on health care reform in Annandale, Virginia, where, in an emotional moment, he hugged cancer patient Debby Smith, a volunteer for Obama's political operation, Organizing for America. AP 2009: Karl Malden Ten years ago: Academy Award-winning actor Karl Malden, 97, died in Brentwood, California. AP 2014: David Greenglass Five years ago: David Greenglass, the star witness in the trial of his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, and her husband, Julius, died in New York City at age 92. (The Rosenbergs were executed in 1953 for conspiring to pass secrets about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union; Greenglass served 10 years in prison for espionage followed by years of living under an assumed name.) AP 2018: LeBron James One year ago: LeBron James announced that he would be signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, leaving Cleveland for the second time in his career. AP 2018: Mexico Elections One year ago: Mexican voters, angry over corruption and violence, elected leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as president. AP Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Load comments × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Watch this discussion Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. Cancel Start watching Stop watching (0) comments Welcome to the discussion. Log In Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Post a comment Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. Recommended View All Promotions promotion spotlight How much do you know about Mother's Day? promotion spotlight ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY: Win up to $1,000 when you enter the 2018 Destinations Photo Contest! More Latest Local Offers Dulce Studio Ladies! Looking for new skin care products? 5% off with code at www.dulcestudio.com Code: sentinel5off Little Feet Child Care & Preschool Inc. Choosing the right daycare - how do you do it?