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July 2nd is the 183rd day of the year (184th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about July 2nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on July 2nd
1862 Sir William Henry Bragg (physicist)
1904 René Lacoste (tennis player, businessman, creator of the polo shirt)
1908 Thurgood Marshall (first black US Supreme Court Justice)
1929 Imelda Marcos (Filipino politician)
1930 Carlos Menem (Argentine politician)
1939 John H. Sununu (US politician, White House Chief of Staff 1989-1991)
1940 Kenneth Clarke (British politician)
1946 Ron Silver (actor)
1956 Jerry Hall (model, actress)
1970 Yancy Butler (actress)
1970 Monie Love (rapper)
1973 Peter Kay (comedian, actor, writer, director)
1985 Ashley Tisdale (actress)
1986 Lindsay Lohan (actress)
1990 Margot Robbie (actress)
July 2nd in History
1644 Parliamentarians and their Scottish Covenanter allies decisively defeat Royalists in the English Civil War's Battle of Marston Moor.
1698 Thomas Savery patents the first commercial steam engine (used as a water pump).
1777 Vermont is the first US territory to abolish slavery.
1839 African slaves rebel and take over the slave ship Amistad.
1863 Second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
1881 US President James Garfield is shot (he dies as a result on September 19th).
1890 US Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
1897 Guglielmo Marconi is granted a patent on radio in London.
1937 Amelia Earhart disappears in a flight over the Pacific.
1962 First Walmart (then known as "Wal-Mart") store opens for business.
1964 US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which outlaws most major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national, and religious minorities, and women.
1976 After the Communist military victory of the previous year, North and South Vietnam merge to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
2002 Steve Fossett is the first person to fly solo non-stop around the world in a balloon.
July 2nd is also
International Joke Day
People born on July 2nd are Cancer
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