On This Day - 1st July

70 - Roman General Titus and his forces set up battering rams to assault the walls of Jerusalem.[1]

1517 - The Netherlands has the 1st burning of Protestants at the stake.[2]

1837 - England and Wales proceed with a system of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths.[3]

1851 - New South Wales and Victoria separate as Royal Assent is given to create the Colony of Victoria.[4]

1873 - Henry Ossian Flipper of Georgia, who was a former slave, is one of the first African Americans to enter West Point Military Academy. He graduated in 1877.[5]

1900 - Concerned with “Etiquette”. Readers of the Sydney newspaper The Dawn, requested information regarding the ‘manners and customs of good society’. They felt a series of short articles would not go astray.[6]

1932 - The Australian Broadcast Commission (ABC) was launched to the Australian public.[7]

1942 - The Australian Federal Government becomes the sole collector of income tax in Australia as State Income Tax is abolished.[8]


[1] http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/70

[2] http://www.historyorb.com/events/date/1517

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_1

[4] http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/today-in-history/today-in-history-july

[5] http://www.historyorb.com/people/henry-ossian-flipper

[6] The Dawn (Sydney, NSW : 1888 - 1905) , Sunday 1 July 1900, page 31.

[7] http://about.abc.net.au/who-we-are/abc-history/

[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_1