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Historical Events for 1st July 2023

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1863 - Slavery abolished in Dutch territories including Sint Maarten, Suriname and the Dutch Antilles, (now marked as Keti Koti Day in Suriname and the Netherlands)
1874 - 1st US kidnapping for ransom, 4-year-old Charles Ross, $20,000
1898 - Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charge up San Juan Hill
1931 - Ice vending machines introduced in Los Angeles 25 lbs, 15 cents
1937 - Rev Martin Niemöller arrested in Nazi Germany for activities against the State
1947 - Basketball Association of America (BAA), which later became the National Basketball Association (NBA), holds its inaugural college player draft
1948 - NYC subway fare goes to 10 cents, bus fare to 7 cents and combo fare at 12 cents
1963 - ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail
1980 - 'O Canada' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
1981 - Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3

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1867 Canada becomes an independent "Dominion" with its own parliament, the first amongst Britain's colonies to win independence peacefully. It is made up of the former colonies of the province of Canada (Quebec and Ontario), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

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