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What Happened on July 2nd This Day in History

Year Name
2013 The International Astronomical Union names Pluto's fourth and fifth moons, Kerberos and Styx.
2013 A magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Aceh, Indonesia, killing at least 42 people and injuring 420 others.
2010 The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.
2008 Colombian conflict: Íngrid Betancourt, a member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia, is released from captivity after being held for six and a half years by FARC.
2005 The Live 8 benefit concerts takes place in the G8 states and in South Africa. More than 1,000 musicians perform and are broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.
2002 Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
2001 The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart is first implanted.
2000 Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
1997 The Bank of Thailand floats the baht, triggering the Asian financial crisis.
1994 USAir Flight 1016 crashes near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, killing 37 of the 57 people on board.
1990 In the 1990 Mecca tunnel tragedy, 1,400 Muslim pilgrims are suffocated to death and trampled upon in a pedestrian tunnel leading to the holy city of Mecca.
1988 Marcel Lefebvre and the four bishops he consecrated were excommunicated by the Holy See.
1986 Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana are burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
1986 Aeroflot Flight 2306 crashes while attempting an emergency landing at Syktyvkar Airport in Syktyvkar, in present-day Komi Republic, Russia, killing 54 people.
1976 End of South Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam annexes the former South Vietnam to form the unified Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
1966 France conducts its first nuclear weapon test in the Pacific, on Moruroa Atoll.
1964 Civil rights movement: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.
1962 The first Walmart store, then known as Wal-Mart, opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
1940 Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
1940 The SS Arandora Star is sunk by U-47 in the North Atlantic with the loss of over 800 lives, mostly civilians.
1937 Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
1934 The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.
1921 World War I: U.S. President Warren G. Harding signs the Knox–Porter Resolution formally ending the war between the United States and Germany.
1900 An airship designed and constructed by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin of Germany made its first flight on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen.
1900 Jean Sibelius' Finlandia receives its première performance in Helsinki with the Helsinki Philharmonic Society conducted by Robert Kajanus.
1897 British-Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London.
1890 The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1881 Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James A. Garfield (who will die of complications from his wounds on September 19).
1871 Victor Emmanuel II of Italy enters Rome after having conquered it from the Papal States.
1864 Dimitri Atanasescu founds the first Romanian school in the Balkans for the Aromanians in Trnovo, in the Ottoman Empire (now in North Macedonia).
1853 The Russian Army crosses the Prut river into the Danubian Principalities (Moldavia and Wallachia), providing the spark that will set off the Crimean War.
1839 Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 kidnapped Africans led by Joseph Cinqué mutiny and take over the slave ship Amistad.
1823 Bahia Independence Day: The end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
1822 Thirty-five slaves, including Denmark Vesey, are hanged in South Carolina after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion.
1816 The French frigate Méduse strikes the Bank of Arguin and 151 people on board have to be evacuated on an improvised raft, a case immortalised by Géricault's painting The Raft of the Medusa.
1776 American Revolution: The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not adopted until July 4.
1698 Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.
1645 Battle of Alford: Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
1644 English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor.
1613 The first English expedition (from Virginia) against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
1582 Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
1561 Menas, emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.
1555 Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola.
1504 Bogdan III the One-Eyed becomes Voivode of Moldavia.
1494 The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain.
1298 The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
963 The Byzantine army proclaims Nikephoros II Phokas Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.
936 King Henry the Fowler dies in his royal palace in Memleben. He is succeeded by his son Otto I, who becomes the ruler of East Francia.
866 Battle of Brissarthe: The Franks led by Robert the Strong are defeated by a joint Breton-Viking army.
706 In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an.
626 Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Xuanwu Gate Incident.
437 Emperor Valentinian III begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome.
Famous People Born on July 2

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Year Name
1911 Reg Parnell, English race car driver and manager (d. 1964)
1964 Jose Canseco, Cuban-American baseball player and mixed martial artist
1970 Steve Morrow, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1797 Francisco Javier Echeverría, Mexican businessman and politician. President of Mexico (1841) (d. 1852)
1974 Sean Casey, American baseball player and sportscaster
1990 Morag McLellan, Scottish field hockey player
1575 Elizabeth de Vere, Countess of Derby, English noblewoman and head of state of the Isle of Man (d. 1627)
1950 Lynne Brindley, English librarian and academic
1862 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, chemist, and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1942)
1922 Paula Valenska, Czech actress (d. 1994)
Famous People Deaths On July 2

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Date Name
1955 Edward Lawson, English soldier, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1873)
1591 Vincenzo Galilei, Italian lute player and composer (b. 1520)
1997 James Stewart, American actor (b. 1908)
1619 Francis II, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1547)
1978 Aris Alexandrou, Greek author and poet (b. 1922)
1912 Tom Richardson, English cricketer (b. 1870)
1964 Fireball Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1929)
1991 Lee Remick, American actress (b. 1935)
2003 Briggs Cunningham, American race car driver and businessman (b. 1907)
2019 Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive (b.1924)