1 July It Happened Today
1860 Death of American pioneer of rubber processing, Charles Goodyear.
1896 Death of American novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe.
1916 The Battle of the Somme begins.
1925 Death of French composer Erik Satie.
1937 The telephone emergency number 999 comes into operation in Great Britain.
1961 Birth of American athlete Carl Lewis.