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July 2nd - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Flag Day (Curaçao) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Independence Day (Bahia) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Palio di Provenzano (Siena) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
July 2nd - events
  • 2010 - The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2008 - Ingrid Betancourt, and 14 other hostages held by FARC guerrillas, are rescued by the Colombian armed forces. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2004 - ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2003 - Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2002 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 2001 - The AbioCor self contained artificial heart is first implanted. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1993 - 37 participants in an Alevi cultural and literary festival were killed when a mob of demonstrators set fire to their hotel in Sivas during a violent protest. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declares their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - The Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - The East St. Louis Riots end. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1900 - The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1890 - The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1881 - Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1871 - Victor Emmanuel II of Italy enters Rome after having conquered it from the Papal States. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1853 - The Russian Army crossed the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia--providing the spark that set off the Crimean War. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1839 - Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 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. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1777 - Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1776 - The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1698 - Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1679 - Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1644 - English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1613 - The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1582 - Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1561 - Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1555 - The Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1494 - The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1298 - The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 963 - The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 706 - In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 626 - Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
July 2nd - births
  • 1992 - Madison Chock, American ice dancer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Lee Chung-Yong, South Korean footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakh model (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Brett Cecil, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Lindsay Lohan, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Chad Henne, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Ashley Tisdale, American actress and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Corey Bringas, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Jurgen Roelandts, Belgian cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Rhett Bomar, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Vanessa Lee Chester, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Thomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Johnny Weir, American figure skater Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Sammy J, Australian comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Nathan Ellington, English soccer player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American youth rights activist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Carlos Rogers, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Nicole Briscoe, American beauty queen and sports commentator Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Nyjer Morgan, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Joe Thornton, Canadian hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Krisztián Lisztes, Hungarian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - TomᚠVokoun, Czech ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Erik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Éric Dazé, French-Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Stefan Terblanche, South African rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Sean Casey, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Moon So-ri, South Korean actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Matthew Reilly, Australian author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Rocky Gray, American drummer and guitarist (Evanescence, Living Sacrifice) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Tim Christensen, Danish singer and multi-instrumentalist (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1973 - Peter Kay, British comedian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Darren Shan, Irish children's author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Evelyn Lau, Canadian poet and novelist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Troy Brown, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Bryan Redpath, Scottish rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Yancy Butler, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Colin Edwin, Australian bassist (Porcupine Tree) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Scotty 2 Hotty, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Monie Love, English rapper Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Steve Morrow, Irish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Matthew Cox, American convicted felon Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1969 - Tim Rodber, England rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - José Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Joe Magrane, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Hisakatsu Oya, Japanese professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Alan Tait, Scotland rugby player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Andrea Yates, American murderer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Mark Kermode, British film critic Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Michael Lindsay, American voice actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Samy Naceri, French actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1960 - Terry Rossio, American screenwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Mike Hallett, English snooker player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1958 - Thomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Bret "The Hitman" Hart, Canadian pro wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Jerry Hall, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Andrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - Kevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Pete Briquette, Irish bassist (The Boomtown Rats) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Mark Hart, American multi-instrumentalist (Crowded House, Supertramp) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Tony Armas, Venezuelan baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Johnny Colla, American guitarist and saxophonist (Huey Lewis and the News) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Michele Santoro, Italian TV journalist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Elisabeth Brooks, Canadian actress (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Hanno Pöschl, Austrian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Robert Paquette, French-Canadian singer and songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Roy Bittan, American keyboardist (E Street Band) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Saul Rubinek, Canadian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Larry David, American television producer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Richard Axel, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Ron Silver, American actor (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - Walter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Vicente Fox, Mexican politician, 35th President of Mexico Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Stéphane Venne, French-Canadian songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Kenneth Clarke, British politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - John H. Sununu, White House Chief of Staff under George HW Bush Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Paul Williams, American singer (The Temptations) (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Polly Holliday, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Richard Petty, American race car driver Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Tom Springfield, British singer and songwriter (The Springfields) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1933 - Kenny Wharram, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (Wendy's) (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Carlos Menem, Argentine politician, 50th President of Argentina Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1929 - Imelda Marcos, Filipino First Lady, wife of Ferdinand Marcos Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1929 - John A. Cade, American politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1927 - Brock Peters, American actor (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Octavian Paler, Romanian writer and journalist (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist (d. 1963) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Patrice Lumumba, 1st democratically elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo] (d. 1961) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1923 - Wis?awa Szymborska, Polish poet, Nobel laureate Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Jean Craighead George, American writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Wibo, Dutch cartoonist (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1917 - Murry Wilson, American songwriter and record producer (The Beach Boys) (d. 1973) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Ken Curtis, American actor and singer (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1916 - Hans-Ulrich Rudel, German combat pilot, the highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1915 - Arthur Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington, Italy-born British peer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Frederick Fennell, American conductor (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Thurgood Marshall, American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1993) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1906 - Hans Bethe, German-born nuclear physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1904 - René Lacoste, French tennis player and businessman (d. 1996) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - Alec Douglas-Home, 66th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1995) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1903 - King Olav V of Norway (d. 1991) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1900 - Tyrone Guthrie, English actor (d. 1971) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1896 - Lydia Mei, Estonian painter (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1893 - Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1884 - Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1881 - Royal H. Weller, American politician (d. 1929) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1877 - Hermann Hesse, German-born writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1962) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1876 - Wilhelm Cuno, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1933) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1865 - Lily Braun, German writer (d. 1916) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1862 - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1849 - Maria Theresa of Austria-Este, Czech-born Queen consort of Bavaria (d. 1919) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1821 - Charles Tupper, 6th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1915) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1820 - George Law Curry, American newspaper publisher and 5th and 7th Governor of the Oregon Territory (d. 1878) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1819 - Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer (d. 1900) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1724 - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (d. 1803) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1714 - Christoph Willibald von Gluck, German composer (d. 1787) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1698 - Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena (d. 1780) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1667 - Pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (d. 1740) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1665 - Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1647 - Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English privy councilor (d. 1730) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1492 - Elizabeth Tudor, English princess (d. 1495) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1489 - Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1556) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1363 - Mary, Queen of Sicily and Duchess of Athens (d. 1401) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1262 - Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 419 - Valentinian III, Roman Emperor (d. 455) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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