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1569 The Union of Lublin was signed on this day. A real union was confirmed by the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The united country came to be known as the Polish - Lithuanian Commonwealth
1782 Raid on Lunenburg: The British settlement of Lunenburg in Nova Scotia was attacked by American privateers.
1837 England and Wales established a system of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths.
1862 On this day, the Russian State Library was founded as the Library of the Moscow Public Museum.
1863 American Civil War: On this day began the Battle of Gettysburg.
1867 On this day, the British North America Act of 1867 took effect as the Constitution of Canada. The Act established the Canadian Confederation and the federal dominion of Canada. The day is a national holiday is Canada and is commemorated annually as Canada Day.
1870 The United States Department of Justice came into existence on this day.
1873 Prince Edward Island became a part of the Canadian Confederation.
1878 Canada joined the Universal Postal Union on this day.
1881 The first international telephone call was made between St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, and Calais, Maine, United States.
1903 The first Tour de France bicycle race began on this day.
1908 SOS was approved as the international distress signal.
1921 The Communist Party of China (CPC) was founded on this day.
1922 The Great Railroad Strike started in the United States.
1931 United Airlines started operations.
1932 The Australian Broadcasting Corporation was established.
1947 The Philippine Air Force was formed on this day.
1948 Muhammad Ali Jinnah inaugurated the State Bank of Pakistan.
1949 More than 1,000 years of princely rule by the Cochin Royal Family came to an end with the merger of two princely states of India, Cochin and Travancore, into the state of Thiru-Kochi in the Indian Union. The state was later reorganized as Kerala.
1960 Somalia gained independence.
1960 Ghana became a republic and Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be the head of the state. Kwame Nkrumah became the first President of the country.
1962 Rwanda and Burundi gained independence from Belgium.
1968 Sixty-two countries signed the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty in Washington, D.C., London and Moscow.
1972 On this day, the first Gay pride march in England was held.
1976 Madeira was granted autonomy by Portugal.
1978 The Northern Territory in Australia was granted self-government on this day.
1979 Sony introduces the Walkman, a portable audio cassette/tape player.
1980 "O Canada" officially became the national anthem of Canada on this day.
1990 German reunification: The economies of East and West Germany were united as East Germany accepted the Deutsche Mark as its currency.
1991 At a meeting in Prague, the Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved.
1997 With China resuming sovereignty over Hong Kong, 156 years of British colonial rule came to an end.
2002 On this day, a collision took place in mid-air between the Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 over Überlingen in southern Germany. 71 people were killed in the accident.
2007 The Concert for Diana was held in London. It was broadcast in 140 countries.
2013 Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union.

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