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On This Day: July 02nd

This is 183rd day of the year and 182 days remain in the year.

in history
1566
French astrologer, physician, and prophet Nostradamus died.
1881
President James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau; he died on Sept. 19.
1890
Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.
1937
Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world.
1964
President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
1976
In Gregg v. Georgia, the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.
1997
Actor James Stewart died in Beverly Hills, Calif.
2002
Steve Fossett became the first to circumnavigate the globe solo in a balloon.
July 02 BirthdaysThurgood Marshall1908–93, U.S. lawyer and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1967–91), born in Baltimore.
Patrice Emergy Lumumbaprime minister
Jose Cansecobaseball player
Ron Silveractor
Medgar Everscivil rights leader
Thomas Cranmerarchbishop of Canterbury
Hermann Hessenovelist and poet
Tyrone Guthriestage director, playwright
Hans Bethephysicist
Richard Pettyauto racing driver
Vicente Foxpresident of Mexico



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