On July 2nd...
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Thomas Savery patented the first steam
Composer Christoph Gluck was born.
The Second Continental Congress approved a
resolution of independence.
A group of Africans seized the Spanish schooner Amistad.
Benjamin Lane patented a gas mask with a
1850 British statesman Sir Robert Peel
Physicist William Bragg was born.
William Booth and his wife
Catherine founded what is now the Salvation Army.
1881 President James Abram Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau.
The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed.
U.S. Attorney General Richard Olney issued a
federal injunction which made the Pullman Strike an illegal activity.
1900 Ferdinand von Zeppelin launched the world's first rigid
"Mafia accountant" Meyer Lansky was
1903 Alexander Frederick
Minister of Great Britain, was born.
King Olav V of Norway was born.
Thurgood Marshall, Justice of the U.S. Supreme
Court, was born.
Porfírio Díaz, two-time President of Mexico, died.
Actor Ken Curtis was born.
Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was born.
1925 Patrice Lumumba, the first
Prime Minister of Congo, was born.
The U.S. Army Air Corps was created.
Marcos, wife of Philipine President Ferdinand
Marcos, was born.
chemist Stephen Moulton
Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's, was born.
Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared
over the Pacific Ocean.
1937 Auto racer Richard Petty
The Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating
Bridge was dedicated.
producer Larry David was born.
"Lawrence Welk Show" premiered on
Bret Hart was born.
player Jose Canseco was born.
Author Vladimir Nabokov died.
Auto racer Sam Hornish, Jr., was born.
Actress Lindsay Lohan was born.
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