This day in history

Monday, July 1, is the 182d day of 2013. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Olivia de Havilland is 97. Actress-dancer Leslie Caron is 82. Actor Jamie Farr is 79. Bluesman James Cotton is 78. Dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is 72. Rock singer-actress Deborah Harry is 68. Rock singer Fred Schneider (B-52s) is 62. Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd is 61. Rhythm-and-blues singer Evelyn ‘‘Champagne’’ King is 53. Olympic gold medal track star Carl Lewis is 52. Actor Andre Braugher is 51. Actress Pamela Anderson is 46. Actress Liv Tyler is 36.

In 1863, the pivotal, three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, which resulted in a Union victory, began in Pennsylvania.


In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain as the British North America Act took effect.

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In 1963, the US Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP codes.

In 1980, ‘‘O Canada’’ was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

In 1993, a gunman opened fire in a San Francisco law office, killing eight people and wounding six before killing himself.

In 2004, actor Marlon Brando died in Los Angeles at 80.