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1569 – The Union of Lublin was signed, merging the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania into a single state, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. refimprove section
1862 – The Russian State Library, the first free public library in Moscow and now the national library of Russia, was founded. refimprove
1898 – The Battle of San Juan Hill, the most famous battle of the Spanish–American War, took place in Santiago, Cuba. refimprove section
1911 – The German gunboat Panther arrived in the Moroccan port of Agadir, sparking the Agadir Crisis between Germany, Great Britain, and France. refimprove section
1915World War I: German fighter pilot Kurt Wintgens became the first person to shoot down another plane in aerial combat using a synchronized machine gun. refimprove
1932 – Australia's national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was formed. refimprove section
1948 – The State Bank of Pakistan, the central bank of Pakistan, commenced operation. refimprove, date not cited
1997 – The United Kingdom transferred sovereignty of Hong Kong to China, ending over 150 years of British colonial rule. multiple issues
2002 – The Rome Statute entered into force, establishing the International Criminal Court to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and crimes of aggression. Statute: refimprove section; ICC: neutrality issues
2006 – The Qinghai–Tibet railway, the world's highest railway and the only railway line to the Tibet Autonomous Region, was inaugurated. refimprove


July 1: Canada Day; Republic Day in Ghana (1960); Independence Day in Rwanda (1962)

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Alfonso VI of León and Castile (d. 1109) · George Sand (b. 1804) · Liv Tyler (b. 1977)

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