Almanac: Monday, July 1, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
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This is Canada Day.


On July 1 in

1863 The pivotal, three-day Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, resulting in a Union victory, began in Pennsylvania.

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

1903 The first Tour de France began. (It ended on July 19; the winner was Maurice Garin.)

1946 The United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific.

1963 The U.S. Post Office inaugurated its five-digit ZIP codes.

1973 The Drug Enforcement Administration was established.

1980 "O Canada" was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

In The Star

July 1, 1938, in The Star: A dance will be given Saturday evening from 8:30 until midnight at the post gymnasium at Fort McClellan for the R.O.T.C. trainees from North Carolina State University. Cars will leave the home of Miss Sybil Creen at 1401 Wilmer Ave. Miss Creen has requested that the girls who expect to attend the dance meet at her home at 8 o’clock. Also this date: Having rated highly in the military courses he took at Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated this year with a B.S. degree in civil engineering, John Booth Cole has been appointed second lieutenant in the Field Artillery Reserves of the U.S. Army. Mr. Cole is currently visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Cole, at 402 E. Sixth St., Anniston.

July 1, 1988, in The Star: Nearing the end of its first month of operation, Anniston’s public bus system is taking about 60 riders a day where they want to go — a figure that’s far short of what most officials were hoping for. Still, they concede, that’s with virtually no marketing effort, just news reports and word-of-mouth. Walt Adams, president of Alabama Limousine, the company that has the contract to operate the buses, says he’s not satisfied and won’t be until the buses are carrying more like 300 people a day. Also this date: Charles Rowe, Jacksonville State University’s longtime vice president for business affairs is leaving the post and nobody is saying why or even if the move is voluntary. “I don’t discuss personnel matters,” JSU President Harold McGee said yesterday afternoon.

Birthdays for July 1

Actress Olivia de Havilland is 97. Actress Jean Marsh is 79. Actor Jamie Farr is 79. Bluesman James Cotton is 78. Actor David Prowse is 78. Cookiemaker Wally Amos is 77. Actress Karen Black is 74. Dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is 72. Actress Genevieve Bujold is 71. Rock singer-actress Deborah Harry is 68. Actor Daryl Anderson is 62. Rock singer Fred Schneider (B-52's) is 62. Pop singer Victor Willis (Village People) is 62. Actor-comedian Dan Aykroyd is 61. Actor Alan Ruck is 57. Rhythm-and-blues singer Evelyn "Champagne" King is 53. Olympic gold medal track star Carl Lewis is 52. Country singer Michelle Wright is 52. Actor Andre Braugher is 51. Actress Liv Tyler is 36. Actress Hilarie Burton is 31. Actors Andrew and Steven Cavarno are 21.

TV listings

American Ninja Warrior, 7 p.m. on NBC: Pro football player-turned-sports analyst Akbar Gbaja Biamila is on board as color commentator alongside host Matt Iseman as this extreme competition starts a new season on G4 and NBC. Contestants in five cities navigate a series of obstacle courses in hopes of making it to their local finals.

Carson on TCM, 7 p.m. on TCM: Johnny Carson's interviews with beloved screen figures over the years are repackaged into a series that offers an enjoyable trip down memory lane. The premiere features an interview with Drew Barrymore from 1982, the year she captured America's hearts as little Gertie in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Also airing tonight are Carson's chats with Kirk Douglas from 1988, Mary Tyler Moore from 1978, Neil Simon from 1980 and George Burns from 1989.

The Glades, 8 p.m. on A&E: Jim (Matt Passmore) investigates the death of a bank vice president whose body is found in the vault. She turns out to have had a double life — bank executive by day, roller derby competitor by night — but which side of her was targeted for murder?

Major Crimes, 8 p.m. on TNT: A witness flown into town by the LAPD to testify in a murder trial becomes the prime suspect in another homicide. Flynn (Tony Denison) is having major stress in both his personal and professional lives. Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) brings a girl from school to hang out with him at the department in this new episode.

Siberia, 9 p.m. on NBC: It was only a matter of time before someone made a drama series about a reality show. This one is about a Survivor-type competition with a couple of big differences: The setting is the opposite of tropical — note the title — and the frightening occurrences that the contestants thought were the producers' doing are very real ... and very deadly.

Longmire, 9 p.m. on A&E: It's opposite day in Absaroka County in this new episode. The Contrary Warrior, a Cheyenne who does the opposite of what's expected, gives Walt (Robert Taylor) a tip about the murder of a purported psychic, but all the clues he has are backward.

Mistresses, 9:01 p.m. on ABC: Savi (Alyssa Milano) nervously awaits the results of her baby's paternity test while trying to keep Harry (Brett Tucker) from finding out she's pregnant. Alex (Shannyn Sossamon), the client with whom Joss (Jes Macallan) has become friendly, breaks up with her girlfriend in this new episode.

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