July is Freedom Month: Many nations—including our own—gained their freedom during this particular month of the year. Canada became a self-governing British dominion on this day in 1867. France had its first revolution on July 14. Nations such as Algeria, Argentina, Colombia, Belgium, Peru, Liberia and Venezuela also gained self-government and freedom during this month.
July 1, 1946, the first postwar atomic bomb test was conducted at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands by the United States.
On July1, 1961, Lady Diana Frances Spencer was born at Park House in Sandringham, England on Queen Elizabeth II’s estate. Although she led less than a charmed childhood, her adult life was like was like one of her step-grandmother Barbara Cartland’s romance novels. She became a fairytale princess when she married Prince Charles on July 29, 1980s becoming Princess Diana. The televised wedding reached 750 million worldwide.