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July 2nd, 2008 (July 02 2008)EventIngrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.
July 2nd, 2008 (July 02 2008)DeathNatasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (born in 1956)
July 2nd, 2008 (July 02 2008)DeathElizabeth Spriggs, English-Born Actress (born in 1929)
July 2nd, 2007 (July 02 2007)DeathBeverly Sills, American operatic soprano (born in 1929)
July 2nd, 2006 (July 02 2006)DeathJan Murray, American comedian (born in 1916)
July 2nd, 2005 (July 02 2005)DeathErnest Lehman, American screenwriter (born in 1915)
July 2nd, 2004 (July 02 2004)EventASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.?
July 2nd, 2004 (July 02 2004)DeathSophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, Portuguese writer (born in 1919)
July 2nd, 2004 (July 02 2004)DeathJohn Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (born in 1919)
July 2nd, 2003 (July 02 2003)EventSilvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.
July 2nd, 2002 (July 02 2002)EventSteve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
July 2nd, 2002 (July 02 2002)DeathRay Brown, American jazz bassist (born in 1926)
July 2nd, 2001 (July 02 2001)EventAbioCor self contained artificial heart created.
July 2nd, 2000 (July 02 2000)EventVicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of Mexico from an opposition party, the Partido Accion Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
July 2nd, 2000 (July 02 2000)DeathJoey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (born in 1952)
July 2nd, 1999 (July 02 1999)DeathMario Puzo, American author (born in 1920)
July 2nd, 1997 (July 02 1997)DeathJimmy Stewart, American actor (born in 1908)
July 2nd, 1995 (July 02 1995)DeathKrissy Taylor, American model (born in 1978)
July 2nd, 1994 (July 02 1994)DeathAndres Escobar, Colombian footballer (born in 1967)
July 2nd, 1993 (July 02 1993)DeathFred Gwynne, American actor (born in 1926)
July 2nd, 1993 (July 02 1993)DeathSir Edward Dunlop, Australian war hero (born in 1907)
July 2nd, 1992 (July 02 1992)EventVaclav Klaus is elected Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia.
July 2nd, 1992 (July 02 1992)DeathCamaron de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (born in 1950)
July 2nd, 1991 (July 02 1991)DeathLee Remick, American actress (born in 1935)
July 2nd, 1990 (July 02 1990)EventA stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel leads to the deaths of 1,426 pilgrims in Mecca during hajj.
July 2nd, 1989 (July 02 1989)BirthEmon Chatterjee, Indian singer
July 2nd, 1989 (July 02 1989)DeathFranklin Schaffner, American film director (born in 1920)
July 2nd, 1989 (July 02 1989)DeathAndrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (born in 1909)Andrei Gromyko Quotes
July 2nd, 1987 (July 02 1987)EventNilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
July 2nd, 1987 (July 02 1987)BirthRuslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (died in 2008)
July 2nd, 1986 (July 02 1986)BirthLindsay Lohan, American actress and singer
July 2nd, 1986 (July 02 1986)DeathPeanuts Lowrey, baseball player (born in 1917)
July 2nd, 1985 (July 02 1985)EventAndrei Gromyko is appointed the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.Andrei Gromyko Quotes
July 2nd, 1985 (July 02 1985)BirthRhett Bomar, American football player
July 2nd, 1985 (July 02 1985)BirthChad Henne, American football player
July 2nd, 1985 (July 02 1985)BirthAshley Tisdale, American actress and singer
July 2nd, 1985 (July 02 1985)DeathDavid Purley, British Formula 1 driver (born in 1945)
July 2nd, 1984 (July 02 1984)BirthVanessa Lee Chester, American actress
July 2nd, 1984 (July 02 1984)BirthThomas Kortegaard, Danish footballer
July 2nd, 1984 (July 02 1984)BirthJohnny Weir, American figure skater
July 2nd, 1984 (July 02 1984)DeathPaul Dozois, Quebec politician (born in 1908)
July 2nd, 1983 (July 02 1983)BirthMichelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
July 2nd, 1982 (July 02 1982)BirthOlivia Munn, American television hostess
July 2nd, 1981 (July 02 1981)BirthAlex Koroknay-Palicz, American youth rights activist
July 2nd, 1981 (July 02 1981)BirthAngel Pagan, Puerto Rican baseball player
July 2nd, 1981 (July 02 1981)BirthAaron Voros, Canadian hockey player
July 2nd, 1980 (July 02 1980)BirthNicole Manske, American beauty queen and motorsports television commentator
July 2nd, 1979 (July 02 1979)EventThe first U.S. coin to honor a woman, the Susan B. Anthony dollar, is introduced.Susan B. Anthony Quotes
July 2nd, 1979 (July 02 1979)BirthDiana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
July 2nd, 1979 (July 02 1979)BirthSam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
July 2nd, 1979 (July 02 1979)BirthJoe Thornton, Canadian hockey player
July 2nd, 1978 (July 02 1978)BirthJuri Ratas, Estonian politician
July 2nd, 1978 (July 02 1978)DeathAris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (born in 1922)
July 2nd, 1977 (July 02 1977)DeathVladimir Nabokov, Russian-born writer (born in 1899)Vladimir Nabokov Quotes
July 2nd, 1976 (July 02 1976)EventNorth and South Vietnam, divided since 1954, reunite to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
July 2nd, 1976 (July 02 1976)BirthKrisztian Lisztes, Hungarian footballer
July 2nd, 1976 (July 02 1976)BirthTomas Vokoun, Czech hockey playerTom Ze Quotes
July 2nd, 1976 (July 02 1976)BirthIvan Tomic,Croatian buissnesman
July 2nd, 1975 (July 02 1975)BirthErik Ohlsson, Swedish guitarist (Millencolin)
July 2nd, 1975 (July 02 1975)BirthEric Daze, French Canadian ice hockey player
July 2nd, 1975 (July 02 1975)DeathJames Robertson Justice, British actor (born in 1907)
July 2nd, 1974 (July 02 1974)BirthSean Casey, American baseball player
July 2nd, 1974 (July 02 1974)BirthMoon So-ri, South Korean actress
July 2nd, 1974 (July 02 1974)BirthMatthew Reilly, Australian author
July 2nd, 1974 (July 02 1974)BirthRocky Gray, American musician
July 2nd, 1973 (July 02 1973)BirthPeter Kay, British comedian
July 2nd, 1973 (July 02 1973)DeathBetty Grable, American actress (born in 1916)
July 2nd, 1973 (July 02 1973)DeathChick Hafey, baseball player (born in 1903)
July 2nd, 1973 (July 02 1973)DeathGeorge McBride, baseball player (born in 1880)
July 2nd, 1973 (July 02 1973)DeathFerdinand Schorner, German field marshal (born in 1892)
July 2nd, 1972 (July 02 1972)BirthDarren Shan, Irish children s author
July 2nd, 1972 (July 02 1972)DeathJoseph Fielding Smith, tenth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (born in 1876)Joseph Smith Quotes
July 2nd, 1971 (July 02 1971)EventAustralian Evonne Goolagong becomes the first Aborigine to win the Wimbledon singles tennis title.
July 2nd, 1971 (July 02 1971)BirthEvelyn Lau, Canadian author
July 2nd, 1971 (July 02 1971)BirthTroy Brown, American football player
July 2nd, 1970 (July 02 1970)BirthYancy Butler, American actress
July 2nd, 1970 (July 02 1970)BirthColin Edwin, Australian musician (Porcupine Tree)
July 2nd, 1970 (July 02 1970)BirthScotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
July 2nd, 1970 (July 02 1970)BirthMonie Love, English rapper
July 2nd, 1970 (July 02 1970)BirthSteve Morrow, Irish footballer
July 2nd, 1969 (July 02 1969)BirthMatthew Cox, American convicted felon
July 2nd, 1969 (July 02 1969)DeathMichael DiBiase, wrestler (born in 1923)
July 2nd, 1966 (July 02 1966)EventThe French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldebaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.
July 2nd, 1966 (July 02 1966)DeathJan Brzechwa, Polish poet (born in 1900)
July 2nd, 1964 (July 02 1964)EventPresident Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
July 2nd, 1964 (July 02 1964)BirthJose Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball playerJose Canseco Quotes
July 2nd, 1964 (July 02 1964)BirthOzzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player
July 2nd, 1964 (July 02 1964)BirthJoe Magrane, American baseball player
July 2nd, 1964 (July 02 1964)BirthCharles Robinson, American wrestling referee
July 2nd, 1964 (July 02 1964)DeathGlenn "Fireball" Roberts, American race car driver (born in 1929)
July 2nd, 1963 (July 02 1963)BirthMark Kermode, British film critic
July 2nd, 1962 (July 02 1962)EventThe first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
July 2nd, 1961 (July 02 1961)BirthMichael Lindsay, Voice actor
July 2nd, 1961 (July 02 1961)DeathErnest Hemingway, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1899)Ernest Hemingway Quotes
July 2nd, 1960 (July 02 1960)BirthTerry Rossio, American screenwriter
July 2nd, 1959 (July 02 1959)BirthMike Hallett, English snooker player
July 2nd, 1958 (July 02 1958)BirthThomas Bickerton, American Methodist bishop
July 2nd, 1957 (July 02 1957)BirthBret "Hitman" Hart, Canadian wrestler
July 2nd, 1956 (July 02 1956)BirthJerry Hall, American actress
July 2nd, 1955 (July 02 1955)BirthAndrew Divoff, Venezuelan actor
July 2nd, 1955 (July 02 1955)BirthKevin Michael Grace, Canadian journalist
July 2nd, 1955 (July 02 1955)DeathEdward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (born in 1873)
July 2nd, 1954 (July 02 1954)BirthPete Briquette, Irish musician (Boomtown Rats)
July 2nd, 1953 (July 02 1953)BirthMark Hart, British musician (Crowded House and Supertramp)
July 2nd, 1953 (July 02 1953)BirthTony Armas, Venezuelan baseball player
July 2nd, 1951 (July 02 1951)BirthMichele Santoro, Italian TV journalist
July 2nd, 1950 (July 02 1950)EventKinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.
July 2nd, 1950 (July 02 1950)EventHenri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.
July 2nd, 1949 (July 02 1949)BirthRoy Bittan, American musician (E Street Band)
July 2nd, 1949 (July 02 1949)BirthHanno Poschl, Austrian actor
July 2nd, 1949 (July 02 1949)BirthRobert Paquette, French Canadian singer and songwriter
July 2nd, 1948 (July 02 1948)BirthSaul Rubinek, Canadian film actor
July 2nd, 1948 (July 02 1948)BirthGene McFadden, American songwriter (died in 2006)
July 2nd, 1947 (July 02 1947)BirthLarry David, American television producer
July 2nd, 1946 (July 02 1946)BirthRichard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
July 2nd, 1946 (July 02 1946)BirthRon Silver, American actor
July 2nd, 1943 (July 02 1943)BirthWalter Godefroot, Belgian cyclist
July 2nd, 1942 (July 02 1942)BirthVicente Fox, Former Mexican president
July 2nd, 1941 (July 02 1941)BirthStephane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
July 2nd, 1940 (July 02 1940)EventIndian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
July 2nd, 1940 (July 02 1940)BirthKenneth Harry Clarke, British politicianKenneth Clark Quotes
July 2nd, 1939 (July 02 1939)BirthJohn H. Sununu, White House Chief of Staff under George HW Bush
July 2nd, 1939 (July 02 1939)BirthAlexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
July 2nd, 1939 (July 02 1939)BirthPaul Williams, American singer (The Temptations) (died in 1973)
July 2nd, 1937 (July 02 1937)EventAmelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
July 2nd, 1937 (July 02 1937)BirthPolly Holliday, American actress
July 2nd, 1937 (July 02 1937)BirthRichard Petty, American race car driver
July 2nd, 1934 (July 02 1934)EventThe Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Rohm.
July 2nd, 1934 (July 02 1934)BirthTom Springfield, British singer and songwriter (The Springfields)
July 2nd, 1934 (July 02 1934)DeathErnst Rohm, Nazi official (born in 1887)
July 2nd, 1933 (July 02 1933)BirthKenny Wharram, Canadian hockey player
July 2nd, 1932 (July 02 1932)BirthDave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (died in 2002)
July 2nd, 1932 (July 02 1932)DeathManuel II of Portugal (born in 1889)
July 2nd, 1930 (July 02 1930)BirthCarlos Menem, President of Argentina
July 2nd, 1929 (July 02 1929)BirthImelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines
July 2nd, 1929 (July 02 1929)BirthJohn A. Cade, American politician
July 2nd, 1929 (July 02 1929)DeathGladys Brockwell, American actress (born in 1893)
July 2nd, 1927 (July 02 1927)BirthBrock Peters, American actor (died in 2005)
July 2nd, 1927 (July 02 1927)BirthGene Ray, Founder of the Time Cube website and proponent of Time Cube philosophyGene Ray Quotes
July 2nd, 1926 (July 02 1926)BirthOctavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (died in 2007)
July 2nd, 1926 (July 02 1926)DeathEmile Coue, French psychologist (born in 1857)
July 2nd, 1925 (July 02 1925)BirthMedgar Evers, American civil rights activist (died in 1963)
July 2nd, 1925 (July 02 1925)BirthPatrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (died in 1961)
July 2nd, 1923 (July 02 1923)BirthWislawa Szymborska, Polish writer, Nobel laureateWislawa Szymborska Quotes
July 2nd, 1920 (July 02 1920)DeathWilliam Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (born in 1846)
July 2nd, 1919 (July 02 1919)BirthJean Craighead George, American writer
July 2nd, 1918 (July 02 1918)BirthWibo, Dutch cartoonist (died in 2005)
July 2nd, 1917 (July 02 1917)EventThe East St. Louis Riots end.
July 2nd, 1917 (July 02 1917)BirthMurry Wilson, American musician and producer (The Beach Boys) (died in 1973)
July 2nd, 1916 (July 02 1916)BirthKen Curtis, American actor and singer (died in 1991)
July 2nd, 1916 (July 02 1916)BirthHans-Ulrich Rudel, Combat pilot and highest-decorated German soldier of WWII (died in 1982)
July 2nd, 1915 (July 02 1915)DeathPorfirio Diaz, President of Mexico (born in 1830)
July 2nd, 1914 (July 02 1914)BirthFrederick Fennell, American conductor (died in 2004)
July 2nd, 1914 (July 02 1914)BirthMario Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (died in 1990)
July 2nd, 1914 (July 02 1914)DeathJoseph Chamberlain, Mayor of Birmingham and Father of Neville (born in 1836)Joseph Chamberlain Quotes
July 2nd, 1912 (July 02 1912)DeathTom Richardson, English cricket player (born in 1870)
July 2nd, 1908 (July 02 1908)BirthThurgood Marshall, American Supreme Court Justice (died in 1993)
July 2nd, 1906 (July 02 1906)BirthHans Bethe, German-born nuclear physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 2005)
July 2nd, 1904 (July 02 1904)BirthRene Lacoste, French tennis player (died in 1996)
July 2nd, 1903 (July 02 1903)BirthAlec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1995)
July 2nd, 1903 (July 02 1903)BirthKing Olav V of Norway (died in 1991)
July 2nd, 1903 (July 02 1903)DeathEd Delahanty, American Hall of Fame baseball player (born in 1867)
July 2nd, 1900 (July 02 1900)EventFirst zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
July 2nd, 1900 (July 02 1900)BirthTyrone Guthrie, English actor (died in 1971)
July 2nd, 1897 (July 02 1897)EventItalian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtains patent for radio in London.Guglielmo Marconi Quotes
July 2nd, 1896 (July 02 1896)BirthLydia Mei, Estonian artist (died in 1965)
July 2nd, 1893 (July 02 1893)BirthRalph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (died in 1950)
July 2nd, 1890 (July 02 1890)EventThe U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
July 2nd, 1890 (July 02 1890)BirthEarl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer (died in 1980)
July 2nd, 1884 (July 02 1884)BirthAlfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (died in 1931)
July 2nd, 1881 (July 02 1881)EventCharles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from infection on September 19.
July 2nd, 1881 (July 02 1881)BirthRoyal H. Weller, American politician (died in 1929)
July 2nd, 1878 (July 02 1878)EventThe Brighton Beach Line (now the BMT Brighton Line) opens in the then-city of Brooklyn.
July 2nd, 1877 (July 02 1877)BirthHermann Hesse, German-born writer, Nobel laureate (died in 1962)Hermann Hesse Quotes
July 2nd, 1876 (July 02 1876)BirthWilhelm Cuno, Chancellor of Germany (died in 1933)
July 2nd, 1871 (July 02 1871)EventVictor Emmanuel II of Italy enters Rome after its conquest from the Papal States.
July 2nd, 1870 (July 02 1870)EventJules Joseph d Anethan is elected the tenth Prime Minister of Belgium.
July 2nd, 1865 (July 02 1865)BirthLily Braun, German writer (died in 1916)
July 2nd, 1863 (July 02 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
July 2nd, 1862 (July 02 1862)BirthWilliam Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (died in 1942)
July 2nd, 1857 (July 02 1857)DeathCarlo Pisacane, Italian patriot (born in 1818)
July 2nd, 1853 (July 02 1853)EventThe Russian Army invades Turkey, beginning the Crimean War.
July 2nd, 1850 (July 02 1850)EventThe self-contained gas mask is patented by Benjamin J. Lane.
July 2nd, 1850 (July 02 1850)DeathRobert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1788)
July 2nd, 1849 (July 02 1849)BirthMaria Theresia of Austria-Este, queen of Bavaria (died in 1919)
July 2nd, 1843 (July 02 1843)DeathSamuel Hahnemann, German physician (born in 1755)
July 2nd, 1839 (July 02 1839)EventTwenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinque take over the slave ship Amistad.
July 2nd, 1833 (July 02 1833)DeathGervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician (born in 1757)
July 2nd, 1823 (July 02 1823)EventBahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
July 2nd, 1822 (July 02 1822)DeathDenmark Vesey, American who planned slave revolt, hanged (born in ca. 1767)
July 2nd, 1821 (July 02 1821)BirthCharles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada (died in 1915)
July 2nd, 1820 (July 02 1820)BirthGeorge Law Curry, Newspaper publisher and Governor of Oregon (died in 1878)
July 2nd, 1819 (July 02 1819)BirthCharles-Louis Hanon, French composer (died in 1900)
July 2nd, 1808 (July 02 1808)EventSimon Fraser reaches the Pacific Ocean near New Westminster.
July 2nd, 1778 (July 02 1778)DeathJean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (born in 1712)Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quotes
July 2nd, 1778 (July 02 1778)DeathBathsheba Spooner, American murderer
July 2nd, 1777 (July 02 1777)EventVermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery.
July 2nd, 1776 (July 02 1776)EventThe 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.
July 2nd, 1746 (July 02 1746)DeathThomas Baker, English antiquarian (born in 1656)
July 2nd, 1743 (July 02 1743)DeathSpencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, second Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
July 2nd, 1724 (July 02 1724)BirthFriedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poet (died in 1803)Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock Quotes
July 2nd, 1714 (July 02 1714)BirthChristoph Willibald von Gluck, German composer (died in 1787)
July 2nd, 1698 (July 02 1698)EventThomas Savery patents the first steam engine
July 2nd, 1698 (July 02 1698)BirthFrancesco III d Este, Duke of Modena (died in 1780)
July 2nd, 1684 (July 02 1684)DeathJohn Rogers, president of Harvard University (born in 1630)
July 2nd, 1679 (July 02 1679)EventEuropeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth. Solon Quotes
July 2nd, 1674 (July 02 1674)DeathEberhard III, Duke of Wurttemberg (born in 1614)
July 2nd, 1667 (July 02 1667)BirthPietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (died in 1740)
July 2nd, 1665 (July 02 1665)BirthSamuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (died in 1726)
July 2nd, 1656 (July 02 1656)DeathFrancois-Marie, comte de Broglie, Italian-born French commander (born in 1611)
July 2nd, 1647 (July 02 1647)BirthDaniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English privy councilor (died in 1730)
July 2nd, 1644 (July 02 1644)EventEnglish Civil War: the Battle of Marston Moor.
July 2nd, 1621 (July 02 1621)DeathThomas Harriot, English astronomer
July 2nd, 1613 (July 02 1613)EventThe first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall.
July 2nd, 1591 (July 02 1591)DeathVincenzo Galilei, Italian composer (born in 1520)
July 2nd, 1582 (July 02 1582)EventBattle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
July 2nd, 1582 (July 02 1582)DeathAkechi Mitsuhide, Japanese samurai (born in 1528)
July 2nd, 1578 (July 02 1578)EventMartin Frobisher sights Baffin Island.
July 2nd, 1566 (July 02 1566)DeathNostradamus, French astrologer (born in 1503) Nostradamus Quotes
July 2nd, 1561 (July 02 1561)EventMenas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.
July 2nd, 1555 (July 02 1555)EventTurgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola.
July 2nd, 1504 (July 02 1504)DeathStefan cel Mare, Prince of Moldova (born in 1434)
July 2nd, 1494 (July 02 1494)EventThe Treaty of Tordesillas is signed by Spain.
July 2nd, 1492 (July 02 1492)BirthElizabeth Tudor, English princess (died in 1495)
July 2nd, 1489 (July 02 1489)BirthThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury (died in 1556)
July 2nd, 1363 (July 02 1363)BirthMary, Queen of Sicily (died in 1401)
July 2nd, 1298 (July 02 1298)EventThe Battle of Gollheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
July 2nd, 1298 (July 02 1298)DeathAdolf of Nassau-Weilburg, King of the Romans(born in 1220)
July 2nd, 1262 (July 02 1262)BirthArthur II, Duke of Brittany (died in 1312)
July 2nd, 1029 (July 02 1029)BirthCaliph Al-Mustansir of Cairo (died in 1094)
July 2nd, 0963 (July 02 0963)EventThe imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas to be Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.
July 2nd, 0862 (July 02 0862)DeathSt. Swithun, Bishop of Winchester(born in 789)
July 2nd, 0706 (July 02 0706)EventIn China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang has the remains of Emperor Gaozong of Tang, his wife and recently-deceased ruling empress Wu Zetian, her son Li Xian, her grandson Li Chongrun, and granddaughter Li Xianhui all interred in a new tomb complex outside Chang an known as the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang.Tom Ze Quotes
July 2nd, 0626 (July 02 0626)EventIn fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. On September 4, Shimin s father abdicates in his favour and Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China.
July 2nd, 0419 (July 02 0419)BirthValentinian III, Roman Emperor (died in 455)
July 2nd, 0310 (July 02 0310)EventPope Miltiades is elected.

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