This was 183rd day of the year and 182 days remained in the year.

July 2 Birthdays

Thurgood Marshall
1908–93, U.S. lawyer and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1967–91), born in Baltimore.

Thomas Cranmer
archbishop of Canterbury (1489)

Hermann Hesse
novelist and poet (1877)

Tyrone Guthrie
stage director, playwright (1900)

Hans Bethe
physicist (1906)

Medgar Evers
civil rights leader (1925)

Patrice Emergy Lumumba
prime minister (1925)

Richard Petty
auto racing driver (1937)

Vicente Fox
president of Mexico (1942)

Ron Silver
actor (1946 )

Jose Canseco
baseball player (1964)

July 2 in History


French astrologer, physician, and prophet Nostradamus died.


President James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau; he died on Sept. 19.


Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.


Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world.


President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.


In Gregg v. Georgia, the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.


Actor James Stewart died in Beverly Hills, Calif.


Steve Fossett became the first to circumnavigate the globe solo in a balloon.

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