july 1

What is Canada Day?

Canada Day is coming up, and it's what it sounds like: a federal holiday to celebrate the country and show off national pride.

On this day: July 1

The Battle of Gettysburg begins, America's first zoo opens, the first Tour de France starts, the Sony Walkman hits the market, the PG-13 movie rating is introduced, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill breaks an unfortunate record, all on this day.