Today in History

What happened on the 2nd of July in history?

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  • 1566
    French astrologer physician & prophet Nostradamus dies in Salon
  • 1644
    Battle of Marston Moor; Parliamentary forces defeat royalists.
  • 1644
    William Gascoigne introducer of telescopic sights is killed at 24
  • 1776
    Continental Congress passes resolution saying `these United Colonies Care & of right ought to be Free & Independent States'
  • 1858
    partial emancipation of Russian serfs.
  • 1881
    Pres Garfield shot by Charles J Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker Garfield died the following September
  • 1890
    Sherman Antitrust Act prohibits industrial monopolies.
  • 1900
    1st flight of a Zeppelin (the LZ-1).
  • 1906
    Yanks win by forfeit for their 1st time
  • 1926
    US Army Air Corps created
  • 1933
    Carl Hubbell shutsout Cards 1-0 in 18 innings
  • 1937
    Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean
  • 1941
    DiMaggio breaks Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak
  • 1955
    Lawrence Welk Show premiers on ABC television
  • 1957
    1st sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor completed-The Seawolf
  • 1957
    1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched Grayback
  • 1961
    Maris hits his 29th & 30th of 61 homers
  • 1961
    Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death in Ketchum Idaho
  • 1964
    Pres Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.
  • 1976
    Supreme Court ruled death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
  • 1977
    Sweden's Bjorn Borg won Wimbeldon men's singles over Jimmy Connors
  • 1978
    Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start
  • 1982
    Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
  • 1985
    Proto launched on its way to Halley's Comet
  • 1986
    The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in 2 rulings
  • 1987
    Chorus Line Director Michael Bennet dead of aids at 44
  • 1987
    Accused Nazi Karl Linnas died of heart failure in Russia