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; 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; Pamela Anderson (1967- ), actress; Sufjan Stevens (1975- ), composer/musician; Liv Tyler (1977- ), actress
In 2008, Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer to claim the Wimbledon singles title in a record-setting match lasting 4 hours, 48 minutes (further lengthened by numerous rain delays).
About 52.3 million Americans were enrolled in Medicare in 2013.
"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