A VERY happy birthday to friend and co-worker Dave Simanoff! He turns, well I know it's not nice to reveal older folks ages, so I won't. There is yummy cake in his future today as well as some really bad singing from our staff.
Other famous people's birthdays:
Princess Diana, Twyla Tharp (choreographer) and Carl Lewis (famous athlete).
Famous things that happened on July 1, besides Dave being born, which is huge to begin with:
1863: The Battle of Gettysburg started, which was the turning point of the Civil War.
1963: Post office first started using 5-digit zip codes.
1997: After 156 years of British control, Hong Kong was returned to China.