Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
July 2nd

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311*[St] Miltiades was elected 32nd pope of the Catholic Church. During his pontificate, Christianity was finally tolerated by Rome, following the Emperor Constantine's conversionto the Christian faith.Ref: 5
1752*The first Bible in America printed in English was published in Boston.Ref: 5
1776*Richard Henry Lee's resolution for independence, introduced on June 7, was adopted by the Continental Congress.Ref: 62
1777*Vermont becomes first American colony to abolish slavery.Ref: 5
1787*De Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered.Ref: 5
1804*Amos Darrough receives a contract to build the second Greene County (Ohio) jail to be completed by 9/15/1804. (Ref: The Ohio Historical Chronicle Vol 1 No 5, p 6, 2/10/1975) 
1819*Factory act in Britain don't hire kids under 9 in textiles; under 16s can't work more than 12 hrs.Ref: 10
1839*Joseph Cinque, a slave, leads a slave mutiny on the Spanish schooner Armistad. Ref 
1843*An alligator falls from the sky during a Charleston SC thunderstorm.Ref: 5
1847*Envelope bearing the first US 10¢ stamps, still exists today.Ref: 5
1857*NY City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business. Commuters soon called the mode of transportation the El.Ref: 4
1858*Czar Alexander II frees the serfs working on imperial lands.Ref: 2
1862*Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges.Ref: 5
1863*Major General Dan Sickles tries all day to get General Meade's permission to advance his men to prevent the Confederates from setting up their artillery on a ridge above his troops. Finally, at 2 p.m., tired of waiting for Meade, he went ahead with his plans. "But that took them out of line with the rest of the Union troops," says Keneally. "So some people say he opened up a near-fatal gap." In the midst of it all, Sickles' leg was crushed by a cannonball. That turned him into something of a hero in many people's eyes, and may actually have saved him for being court-martialed. Ref 
1864*Statuary Hall in US Capitol established.Ref: 5
1867*New York City’s first elevated railroad officially opened for business. Commuters soon called the mode of transportation the El.Ref: 4
1881*At 9AM James Garfield, 20th US President, is shot in a Washington DC railroad station by Charles J. Guiteau. He dies 3 months later. (XDG, p 4A, 7/2/2000)Ref: 83
1885*Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear.Ref: 5
1890*Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act, prohibiting industrial monopolies.Ref: 70
1894*Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers.Ref: 5
1926*US Army Air Corps created; Distinguish Flying Cross authorized.Ref: 5
1932*Democrats nominated New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt for president at their convention in Chicago.Ref: 70
1940*Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated.Ref: 5
1942*Jews from Berlin sent to Theresienstadt.Ref: 35
1957 First sub powered by liquid metal cooled reactor completed-The Seawolf.Ref: 5
1957 First submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback.Ref: 5
1963*US President John F Kennedy meets with Pope Paul VI at the Vatican. It is the first meeting between a US president and a pope. (XDG, p 4A, 7/2/2000)Ref: 83
1964*President Johnson signs the Civil rights Act of 1964 into law. Ref 
1964*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) General Maxwell D Taylor, USA, completes his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1970*(Chairman, Joint Chiefs) General Earl G Wheeler, USA, completes his tenure as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (TWA, 1997)Ref: 95
1971*Last Fillmore West show, SFRef: 62
1976*North and South Vietnam are officially reunified.Ref: 2
1976*The Supreme Court ruled the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual.Ref: 70
1980*President Jimmy Carter reinstates draft registration for males 18 years of age.Ref: 2
1982*Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'.Ref: 5
1985*General Motors announced that it was installing electronic road maps as an option on some of its higher-priced car models. The system used a dashboard computer and maps stored on cassette tapes. Guess how popular the idea was? Time’s up! It wasn’t. But stand by. With global-positioning satellite map imagery available, motorists are entering a new era in map reading.Ref: 4
1986*Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in 2 rulings.Ref: 5
1990 Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeeringRef: 5
1998*CNN retracted a story alleging U.S. commandos had used nerve gas to kill American defectors during the Vietnam War.Ref: 70
2000*Opposition candidate Vicente Fox won Mexico's presidential elections, ending the Institutional Revolutionary Party's 71-year reign.Ref: 70
2003*(Columbia Shuttle) NASA announces the reassignment of many managers who oversaw the Columbia flight. (USA Today, p 3A, 2/02/2004)Ref: 13
2003*(California Recall) "Terminator 3" opens as action star Arnold Schwartzenegger hints he may run for California Governor in a recall election as a Republican. (WSJ, p A4, 8/07/2003)Ref: 33
1808*Simon Fraser completes his trip down Fraser R, BC, lands at Musqueam.Ref: 5
1850*The gas mask was patented on this day. It was an invention of B.J. Lane of Cambridge, MA.Ref: 4
1900*Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin first airship LZ-1, flies.Ref: 5
1919*First dirigible (R 34) to cross Atlantic takes off from Scotland with crew of 31Ref: 10
1947*An object crashed near Roswell, N.M. The Army Air Force later said it was a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts gave rise to speculation it might have been an alien spacecraft.Ref: 70
1982*Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth.Ref: 5
1985*European Space Agency launches Giotto to Halley's Comet.Ref: 5
1985*Proto launched to Halley's Comet.Ref: 5
2001*Robert Tools received the world's first self-contained artificial heart in Louisville, Ky. (He lived 151 days with the device.)Ref: 70
2002*American Steve Fossett became the first person to fly a balloon solo around the world as he returned to western Australia.Ref: 70
1298 An army under Albert of Austria defeats forces led by Adolf of Nassua.Ref: 2
1625 The Spanish army takes Breda, Spain, after nearly a year of siege.Ref: 2
1644*Parliamentarians under Cromwell victorious over Royalists at Battle of Marston Moor;4,000 dead.Ref: 10
1747*Marshall Saxe leads the French forces to victory over an Anglo-Dutch force under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Lauffeld.Ref: 2
1863*The Union left flank holds at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.Ref: 2
1864*Gen Early & Confederate forces reach Winchester.Ref: 5
1917*Pershing makes first request for a US army of 1,000,000. 
1918*Allied Supreme War Council supports intervention in Siberia. 
1940*RCN destroyer St. Laurent rescues 857 survivors of the torpedoed Arandora Star. 
1940*German sub torpedoes Blue Star liner Arandora Star transporting 714 German and Italian prisoners.Ref: 10
1943*Lt Charles Hall, becomes first black pilot to shoot down Nazi plane.Ref: 5
1967*The U.S. launches Operation Buffalo in Vietnam.Ref: 2
1860*Queen Victoria fires first shot at inaugural meeting of British National Rifle Association.Ref: 10
1902*John J McGraw becomes manager of NY Giants (stays for 30 years).Ref: 5
1906*Yanks win by forfeit, for their first time.Ref: 5
1921*The first prize fight offering a million-dollar gate was broadcast on radio. Jack Dempsey KOs Georges Carpentier in the fourth round of the bout in Jersey City, NJ.Ref: 4
1925*Harry Greb defeats Mickey Walker to retain the middleweight boxing title in New York.Ref: 97
1927*First American to win Wimbeldon in 20 years (Helen Wills Moody).Ref: 5
1933*Baseball great Carl Hubbell of the NY Giants hurled 18 innings of shutout ball to lead the Giants to a 1-0 win over St. Louis in the first half of a doubleheader at the Polo Grounds in NY. The Giants took the nightcap, as well, by an identical 1-0 score.Ref: 4
1934*Veteran ump Bill Klem's delayed call of the infield fly rule leads the Cardinals to protest their game with the Cubs.Ref: 1
1935*Great Britain boxers beat US team in first intl Golden Gloves.Ref: 5
1938*Helen Wills Moody (US) wins her 8th & final Wimbeldon singles.Ref: 5
1941*On sweltering day in front of 52,832 fans at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio breaks Wee Willie Keeler's 1897's major league record consecutive game hit streak of 45 with a three-run homer off Red Sox hurler Dick Newsome.Ref: 1
1943*Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning & beat Yankees 12-0.Ref: 5
1961*Maris hits 29th & 30th en route to 61 homers.Ref: 5
1962*Dodger pitcher Johnny Podres ties National League record with 8 consecutive strikeouts in a 5-1 victory over the Phillies.Ref: 1
1962*The White Sox sweep a doubleheader from the Indians 5-4 and 7-6 and set a major league record with three run-scoring sac flies in one inning.Ref: 1
1963*In one of baseball's most memorable pitching duels, Giants' Juan Marichal and Braves' Warren Spahn both hurl 15 scoreless innings before Willie Mays ends the marathon with a homer off Spahnie in the bottom of the 16th giving San Francisco a 1- 0 win.Ref: 1
1966*Billie Jean King wins her first of 6 Wimbeldon single titles.Ref: 5
1967*Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), first foreigner (France) & first amateur to US Women's open golf tournament.Ref: 5
1969*Reds pitcher Jerry Arrigo ties a major league mark when he hits his third Brave in the second inning of 9-4 victory. Braves tie the record hitting five batters in one game.Ref: 1
1974*Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81).Ref: 5
1977*Sweden's Bjorn Borg won Wimbeldon men's singles over Jimmy Connors.Ref: 5
1977*For the second time this season, Jim Spencer has an eight RBI day. The White Sox first baseman's two home runs helps to beat the Twins.Ref: 1
1978*Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start.Ref: 5
1985*Joe Niekro earned win #200 in his career by leading the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres in the Astrodome. Joe, famous for the knuckle ball, has a brother, Phil, who also threw the wacky pitch.Ref: 4
1986*The Blue Jays scores three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Red Sox and Roger Clemens, 4-2. The loss prevents the 'Rocket' from getting a record-tying 15th consecutive winning decision.Ref: 1
1988*Steffi Graff beats Martina Navratilova for Wimbeldon crown.Ref: 5
1993*At Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium, the latest game in major league history ends at 4:40 am as relief pitcher Mitch Williams, in his first at-bat of the season, singles home the winning run in the tenth inning giving the Phillies a 6-5 victory over the Padres. The game, which started at 1:26 am due to the three rain delays in Game 1 of the twin bill, eclipses the 3:35 mark established in Atlanta on July 4, 1985 in game which ended with fireworks after the Mets beat the Braves in 19 innings, 16-13.Ref: 1
1993*In honor of the team's owner, Royals Stadium is renamed Kauffman Stadium.Ref: 1
1995*Dodger righthander Hideo Nomo, who is leading the National League in strikeouts, becomes the first player from Japan to be selected for the major league All-Star game.Ref: 1
1999*National League President Len Coleman suspends Tom Hallion for three games without pay for bumping Colorado catcher Jeff Reed and pitching coach Milt May during an argument. It the first time an umpire is suspended for an on-field dispute.Ref: 1
2000*After hitting two home runs in 2-1 victory over the Expos, Marlin outfielder Mark Smith becomes a hero for the second time this day when he pulls a man from a smoke-filled car minutes before the car explodes.Ref: 1
2000*At Shea Stadium, Met fan Gregory Sweeney is arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after he throws a ball back onto the field which John Rocker had tossed into the stands. In a few day later, the 26-year old Brooklyn man will be exonerated as Queens District Attorney Richard Brown concludes Mr. Sweeney had no criminal intent and was doing nothing more than following a baseball tradition of returning an unsolicited and unwanted souvenir.Ref: 1
2002*Fifty-three major league players hit a record 62 home runs breaking the mark of 57 established on April 7, 2000. The barrage includes record-tying dozen hit at Chicago's Comiskey Park by the White Sox and the Tigers, the same two teams which set the major league record for homers in a game with 12 at Tiger Stadium in 1995.Ref: 1
195 "Plan 9 From Outer Space," one of the worse films ever, premieres.Ref: 5
1929 Ruby Keeler starred in Flo Ziegfeld’s production of Show Girl which opened in NY City. Critics liked the show.Ref: 4
1939 The Aldrich Family debuted on NBC radio. Mother Aldrich was heard to call, “Hen-ree! Henry Aldrich!” Mrs. Aldrich was named Alice; Mr. Aldrich was Sam; Henry’s sister was Mary; Henry’s mischief-making friend was Homer Brown; and Henry’s girlfriend was Kathleen. Henry, of course was, well, Henry.Ref: 4
1942*Jo Stafford joined Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra for Manhattan Serenade, which was recorded for Victor Records. The recording session, you may have guessed, took place in Manhattan.Ref: 4
1946 CBS signed the Old Redhead, Arthur Godfrey to do a weekly nighttime radio show. Godfrey was soon hosting one of radio’s top shows, Talent Scouts.Ref: 4
1949*"Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premiers on CBS (later NBC) TV.Ref: 5
1951 NBC radio presented Bob and Ray (Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding) on a network radio show. The comedians had previously been heard on WHDH Radio in Boston, MA.Ref: 4
1955*“Ah one anna two...” ABC Television premiered The Lawrence Welk Show. In Welk’s 24-piece band was the ’Champagne Lady’, Alice Lon.Ref: 4
1956*Elvis Presley recorded Hound Dog and Don’t Be Cruel for his new record label home, RCA Victor. In addition, Elvis recorded Any Way You Want Me for later release.Ref: 4
1963 The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Mia Farrow, opened. Farrow got good reviews from the critics and a new show biz career was underway.Ref: 4
1964*Celia Black records Beatle's "Its For You," McCartney plays piano.Ref: 5
1966 MAD magazine, featuring that lovable madcap dweeb, Alfred E. “What Me Worry?” Neuman, was promoting rental cars and shaving cream on postal stamps! Fifteen years later, the US Congress, which didn’t find the stunt very funny, introduced ad stamp legislation of its own to relieve the post office deficit.Ref: 4
1969*Leslie West & Felix Pappalardi form the rock group Mountain.Ref: 5
1980*Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitementRef: 5
1984*Epic Records set a record as two million copies of the Jacksons’ new album, Victory, were shipped to stores. It was the first time that such a large shipment had been initially sent to retailers. The LP arrived just days before Michael and his brothers started their hugely successful Victory Tour.Ref: 4
1988*Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when Dirty Diana went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The other four chart-toppers from Bad were I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel and Man in the Mirror.Ref: 4
419*Valentinian III Roman emperor (425-55), is born.Ref: 5
1489*Birth of Thomas Cranmer, first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury (1533-1556) and primary author of the 'Book of Common Prayer' and 'Thirty-Nine Articles' of the Anglican Church.Ref: 5
1714*Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck, composer, is born in Erasback, Upper Palatinate. (Cross, Milton, "Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music", Doubleday & Co, 1953) 
1821*Charles Tupper (C) 6th Canadian PM (1896), is born.Ref: 5
1825*Richard Henry Stoddard, American poet, critic and editor, is born.Ref: 70
1853*Frederick Gates, American philanthropist and businessman, is born.Ref: 70
1855*Clarence Barron, American financial editor and publisher, is born.Ref: 70
1865*Lili Braun Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen), is born.Ref: 5
1877*Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), is born.Ref: 5
1883*Franz Kafka, Prague-born German novelist (The Metamorphosis, The Trail), is born.Ref: 68
1884*Dr Otto B”hm Prussia, scientist (helped create England Radar), is born.Ref: 5
1887*Marcel Tabuteau CompiŠgne France, oboist (Phila Orch 1915-54), is born.Ref: 5
1894*Arthur Treacher (Veary) actor: is born.Ref: 68
1894*Walter Brennan Swampscott Mass, actor (Real McCoys)Ref: 5
1894*Andre Kertesz, photographer, is born.Ref: 2
1898*Hugh Dryden, American physicist and deputy administrator of NASA (1958-65), is born.Ref: 70
1900*Tyrone Guthrie, English theatrical director, is born.Ref: 70
1903*Olav V England, King of Norway (1957), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Sir Alec Douglas-Home, British prime minister (1963-4) and foreign secretary (1960-3, 1970-4), is born.Ref: 70
1904*René Lacoste 1904Ref: 10
1905*Jean Rene Lacoste tennis; founder of Lacoste tennis clothing [the company with the alligator logo]; is born.Ref: 4
1905*Jean Rene Lacoste tennis; founder of Lacoste tennis clothing [the company with the alligator logo]; died Oct 12, 1996Ref: 4
1906*Hans Bethe physicist (Nobel 1967), peace worker, is born.Ref: 5
1908*(US Supreme Court Justice) Thurgood Marshall US Supreme Court Associate Justice: first black to hold this office [1967-1991]; is born.Ref: 4
1914*Frederick Fennell Cleveland Ohio, conductor (Time & the Winds), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Barry Gray radio personality (started call-in radio), is born.Ref: 5
1916*Ken Curtis Lamar Colo, actor (Ripcord, Festus-Gunsmoke), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Robert Sarnoff, president of NBC, is born.Ref: 2
1919*Johnny Bradford Long Branch NJ, actor (Ransom Sherman Show), is born.Ref: 5
1922*Dan Rowan, Beggs OK, comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in), is born. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1925*Marvin (Karlton) Rainwater, Wichita KS, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), is born.Ref: 5
1925*Patrice Lumumba, Zaire, Congolese independence leader and prime minister (1960), is born.Ref: 70
1926*Lee Allen Pittsburg, Ks, tenor sax (Walkin' With Mr Lee), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist, is born.Ref: 2
1927*Brock Peters (Fisher), actor/singer (Carmen Jones, To Kill a Mockingbird), is born.Ref: 5
1927*Cornelius "Kees" Broekman Holland, speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952), is born.Ref: 5
1928*Pavel Kohout Czech, author (Poor Murderer), is born.Ref: 5
1930*Ahmad Jamal jazz musician: But Not for Me, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Imelda Marcos widow of exiled Philippines leader, Ferdinand Marcos; famous for her collection of hundreds of pairs of shoes, is born.Ref: 4
1931*Robert Ito Vancouver BC, actor (Sam-Quincy ME), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Larry Costello basketball: Philadelphia 76ers; coach: Milwaukee Bucks, Utica College, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Dave Thomas fast-food founder: Wendy’s [appears in Wendy’s TV commercials]; founder: Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is born.Ref: 4
1932*Sammy Turner Paterson NJ, vocalist (Lavender Blue), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Caroline Yale, American educator of the deaf, dies at age 84.Ref: 70
1934*Tom Springfield folk singer: group: Springfields: Silver Threads and Golden Needles, Island of Dreams, is born.Ref: 4
1935*Gilbert Kalish Brooklyn NY, pianist/professor (SUNY Stony Brook), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Richard Petty auto racer: 7-time winner of Daytona 500 [1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981]; first to win a million $$ stock car race, is born.Ref: 4
1937*Polly Holliday Jasper Ala, actress (Flo-Alice, Flo-Flo), is born.Ref: 5
1939*John Sununu US Secretary of State (1989-91), is born.Ref: 5
1939*Paul Williams singer: groups: The Primes, The Temptations: The Way You Do the Things You Do, My Girl, It’s Growing, Get Ready, Beauty is Only Skin Deep, [I Know] I’m Losing You, You’re My Everything, All I Need, I Wish It Would Rain, Cloud Nine, Runaway Child, Running Wild, I Can’t Get Next to You, Just My Imagination; dies.Ref: 4
1940*Georgi Ivan Ivanov first Bulgarian space traveler (Soyuz 33), is born.Ref: 5
1942*Mike Abene composer: score: Goodbye, New YorkRef: 4
1946*Ron Silver NYC, actor (Gary-Rhoda, Dear Detective, Baker's Dozen), is born.Ref: 5
1947*Lucy Baines Johnson daughter of 36th US President Lyndon and Ladybird Johnson, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Curtis Rowe basketball: Utah State University, Detroit Pistons, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Cheryl Ladd (Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor) actress: Dancing with Danger, Changes, The Grace Kelly Story, One West Waikiki, Charlie’s Angels, Poison, is born in Huron SD.Ref: 68
1951*Jack Bastable baseball: Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Jim (James Michael) Hughes baseball: pitcher: Minnesota Twins, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Joe Puerta musician: bass, singer: group: Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Ambrosia: Hold on to Yesterday, How Much I Feel, You’re the Only Woman, Biggest Part of Me, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Linda M Godwin Cape Girardeau Missouri, PhD/astronaut (STS 37), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Johnny Colla musician: saxophone, guitar: groups: Soundhole, Huey Lewis & The News: Do You Believe in Love, Heart and Soul, I Want a New Drug, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Walking on a Thin Line, Bad is Bad, If This is It, Power of Love, Trouble in Paradise, Stuck with You, is born.Ref: 4
1954*Wendy Schaal Chicago Ill, actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Pete Briquette musician: bass, singer: group: The Boomtown Rats: Looking After No. 1, She’s So Modern, Rat Trap, I Don’t Like Mondays, Banana Republic, is born.Ref: 4
1956*Jeffrey Cooper guitarist (Midnight Star-No Parking), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Jerry Hall, Mesquite TX, model/Mrs Mick Jagger, is born.Ref: 5
1956*Julie Montgomery KC Mo, actress (Samantha-1 Life to Live, Kindred), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Mike Anger rocker (The Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways), is born.Ref: 5
1957*Bret Hart pro wrestler/actor: WWF Superstars of Wrestling, Wrestlemania, Royal Rumble, King of the Ring, WCW Monday Nitro, WCW Thunder, is born.Ref: 4
1959*Wendy B Lawrence Jacksonville Fla, USN Lt Commander/astronaut, is born.Ref: 5
1961*Jimmy McNichol actor: The Fitzpatricks, California Fever, Escape from El Diablo; actress Kristy McNichol’s brother, is born.Ref: 4
1964*Dave Parsons rocker (Transvision Vamp, Sham 69-That's Life), is born.Ref: 5
1964*Jose (Capas) Canseco, Havana Cuba, Oakland As (1986 Rookie Year, 1988 AL MVP), is born.Ref: 5
1966*Jerry Hall 1966Ref: 10
1966*Kathryn Erbe actress: Oz, Chicken Soup, Dragonfly, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Debee Ashby Coventry England, topless modelRef: 5
1970*Yancy Butler actress: Hard Target, Law & Order, South Beach, Brooklyn South, The Witness Files, is born.Ref: 4
1973*Scott Taylor pro wrestler/actor: Raw is War, Sunday Night Heat, WWF Smackdown!, WWF No Mercy, Royal Rumble, is born.Ref: 4
862*Saint Swithun dies. (Jones, Allison, "Saints", ©1992, ISBN 0-550-17014-6) 
1566*Michel de Notredame (Nostradamus), French astrologer/physician/prophet, dies in Solon, France at age 62/Ref: 68
1644 William Gascoigne introduced telescopic sights, is killed at 24.Ref: 5
1778*Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, writer and political theorist, dies at age 66.Ref: 70
1798*John Fitch, American steamboat builder, dies at age 55.Ref: 70
1822*Denmark Vesey is executed in Charleston, South Carolina, for planning a massive slave revolt.Ref: 2
1850*Sir Robert Peel, British PM (1834-46), founded Tories, founder of the London Police Force ("Bobbies" is derived from his name), dies.Ref: 4
1893*Georgiana Barrymore, American actress, dies at age 38.Ref: 70
1903*Ed Delahanty, who once hit four homers in one game, goes over a Niagara Falls' railroad bridge and drowns. The circumstances concerning the Senators' outfielder death are never discovered.Ref: 1
1914*Joseph Chamberlain, British statesman, dies in Birmingham England.Ref: 68
1917 Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree dies.Ref: 10
1918*Death of Washington Gladden, 82, a popular Congregational theologian of the Social Gospel. He also authored the hymn, 'O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee.'Ref: 5
1919*Anna Howard Shaw, one of the most influential leaders of the women's suffrage movement, dies.Ref: 70
1937*Amelia Earhart, 40, and navigator Fred Noonan disappear near Howland Island in the Pacific during a round the world trip from Florida to CA.Ref: 4
1946 Anthony Overton publisher/cosmetics manufacturer/banker, dies at 81.Ref: 5
1957*7.4 earthquake in northeast of Tehran, Iran kills 2,500. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1961*Author Ernest Hemingway shot himself to death at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.Ref: 70
1964*Fireball (Edward) Roberts stock car driver: Daytona 500 winner [1962]; dies from injuries sustained May 24 during the World 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Ref: 4
1969*Brian Jones founder of the Rolling Stones, drowns.Ref: 5
1970*Jessie Street Australian civil rights activist, dies.Ref: 5
1973*Actress Betty (Ruth Elizabeth) Grable dies.Ref: 4
1973*George Macready actor (Martin Peyton-Peyton Place), dies at 73.Ref: 5
1973*Swede Savage dies from injuries at Indpls 500.Ref: 5
1977*Vladimir Nabokov, Russian novelist (Lolita), dies at age 78.Ref: 68
1986*Peanuts (Harry Lee) Lowrey baseball: Chicago Cubs [World Series: 1945/all-star: 1946], Cincinnati Reds, SL Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies; dies.Ref: 2
1987*Michael Bennett, American dancer, choreographer, and stage director, dies of AIDS at age 44.Ref: 70
1987*Karl Linnas accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia.Ref: 5
1989 Andrei Gromyko Russian leader: Soviet Foreign Minister; Soviet President; dies.Ref: 68
1989*Franklin Schaffner Academy Award-winning director: Patton [1970]; The Boys from Brazil, Papillon, Planet of the Apes, The Stripper, Islands in the Stream, Lionheart; dies.Ref: 4
1990*More than 1400 Muslim pilgrims are killed in a stampede inside a pedestrian tunnel leading to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. (XDG, p 4A, 7/2/2000)Ref: 83
1990*Snooky Lanson (Roy Landman) singer: By the Light of the Silvery Moon; vocalist on Your Hit Parade on radio and TV; dies.Ref: 4
1991*Lee Remick actress: Bridge to Silence, The Omen, QB VII, No Way to Treat a Lady, The Tempest, Days of Wine and Roses, Anatomy of a Murder, The Long, Hot Summer; dies.Ref: 5
1993*Fred Gwynne NYC, actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), dies.Ref: 2
1994*A DC-9 crashes in poor weather at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC, killing 37 of 57 aboard. (XDG, p 4A, 7/2/2000)Ref: 83
1994*Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar was shot to death in Medellin, 10 days after accidentally scoring a goal against his own team in World Cup competition.Ref: 70
1996*Margaux Hemingway, actress: Bad Love, Deadly Conspiracy, Lipstick; sister of actress Mariel Hemingway, granddaughter of writer, Ernest Hemingway; dies.Ref: 5
1997*(Jimmy) James (Maitland) Stewart Academy Award-winning actor: Philadelphia Story [1940]; The Glenn Miller Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Harvey, Rear Window, Anatomy of a Murder, Bell, Book and Candle, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Vertigo, The Man from Laramie; dies.Ref: 68
1999*Former Northwestern University basketball coach is shot to death in Skokie IL, the probable victim of white supremacist Benjamin Nathaniel Smith who was on a three day shooting binge that targeted minorities in IL and IN. (XDG, p 4A, 7/2/2000)Ref: 83
1999*Mario Puzo novelist: The Godfather, Fourth K.; screen playwright: The Godfather series, Earthquake, Superman: The Movie, Superman 2, The Cotton Club, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery; dies.Ref: 4
2001*Mordecai Richler, satirical Canadian-Jewish writer, dies at age 70. (TWA, 2002)Ref: 95

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