Posted on 01 July 2012.
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July 1st was a momentous day in history. Major battles were fought, decisions were made and independent countries were formed. Here are just 10 events that were major and noteworthy.
1. Battle of Boyne, 1690:
2. Battle of Gettysburg, 1863:
The Battle of Gettysburg was a battle fought during the American Civil War. The battle had the most casualties and was a turning point in the war. Robert Lee’s army was defeated at the end and the defeat caused him to end his invasion into the north.
3. Canadian Confederation (1867) & Prince Edward Island Entrance (1873):
4. Battle of Albert, 1916:
5. Halt Chinese Immigration, 1923:
Chinese Immigration is halted in 1923. In the late 1800s, Chinese labour was used to build the Canadian Pacific Railway and to mine the new found gold. The Canadian government put a head tax on all Chinese individuals who came to Canada: $50 after the railways was finished.