In 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began. In 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of the British Commonwealth. In 1966, the Medicare federal insurance program began functioning. In 1997, the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty of Hong Kong back to China.
George Sand (1804-76), novelist; Walter White (1893-1955), NAACP leader; Estée Lauder (1906-2004), business founder; Olivia de Havilland (1916- ), actress; Sydney Pollack (1934-2008), filmmaker; Twyla Tharp (1941- ), choreographer; Debbie Harry (1945- ), singer; Dan Aykroyd (1952- ), actor; Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-97); Carl Lewis (1961- ), Olympic athlete; Andre Braugher (1962- ), actor; Pamela Anderson (1967- ), actress; Sufjan Stevens (1975- ), composer/musician; Missy Elliot (1971- ), musician/producer; Liv Tyler (1977- ), actress
In 1951, Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller threw his third career no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers.
About 55.1 million Americans were enrolled in Medicare in 2015.
"The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul." – George Sand
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