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NASA and Lockheed Martin unveil the first space-bound Orion spacecraft in Cape Canaveral. //www.floridatoday.com/article/20120702/SPACE/120702005/orion-delta-iv-4-spacecraft-kennedy-space-center?nclick_check=1 (Florida Today)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Íngrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages are rescued from FARC by Colombian security forces.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Venus and Saturn are in conjunction, separation 46 arcsecs.

Sunday, July 2, 2006

In Pakistan, all parliament members from the Jamaat-e-Islami political movement resign over fighting between the army and terrorists in Waziristan and General Musharraf's support for the United States in an effort to force Musharraf to step down. //www.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-16/0607024853182413.htm (IRNA)
One year on from the Live 8 concerts, U2 frontman Bono announces that world leaders are not making good on their promises to Africa. According to Bono in a recent CNN interview, not enough is being done to make trade fair. //edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/06/29/bono.africa.reut/index.html (CNN)

Saturday, July 2, 2005

Violent anti-G8 demonstrations occur in Gleneagles, Scotland.
NASA's Copper bullet from the Deep Impact spacecraft hits Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.
Live 8, a set of 10 simultaneous concerts, takes place throughout the world, raising interest in the Make Poverty History caign.
The Italy-USA Foundation is established in Rome, Italy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2003

At the International Olympic Committee session in Prague, Vancouver, British Columbia is declared the host city for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in 2010.
SARS is declared to be contained by WHO.
The International Olympic Committee announced in Prague, Czech Republic, that Vancouver, British Columbia will host the 2010 Winter Olympics.
A double suicide bombing at a Moscow rock concert kills the attackers and 15 other people.

Monday, July 2, 2001

World's first self-contained artificial heart implanted in Robert Tools.
The world's first self-contained artificial heart is implanted in Robert Tools.

Friday, July 2, 1999

Benjamin Nathaniel Smith begins a 3-day killing spree targeting racial and ethnic minorities in Illinois and Indiana.

Tuesday, July 2, 1996

Lyle and Erik Menendez are sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Saturday, July 2, 1994

Colombian footballer Andrés Escobar, 27, is shot dead in Medellín. His murder is commonly attributed as retaliation for the own goal Escobar scored in the 1994 FIFA World Cup against the United States.

Friday, July 2, 1993

An integrist mob sets fire to the hotel where "The Satanic Verses" translator Aziz Nesin resides in Sivas, Turkey, killing 37.

Tuesday, July 2, 1991

Ten-Day War: Fighting breaks out when the Yugoslav People's Army attacks secessionists in Slovenia.
Ten-Day War: Fighting breaks out when the Yugoslav People's Army attacks secessionists in Slovenia.

Sunday, July 2, 1989

President of South AfricaP. W. Botha meets the imprisoned Nelson Mandela face to face for the first time.
Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece resigns a new government is formed under Tzannis Tzannetakis.
The television show "Seinfeld" premieres.

Thursday, July 2, 1981

The Wonderland Gang is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash.

Friday, July 2, 1976

Monday, July 2, 1973

The United States Congress passes the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) mandating Special Education federally.

Sunday, July 2, 1972

Following Pakistan's surrender to India in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, both nations sign the historic Simla Agreement, agreeing to settle their disputes bilaterally.

Thursday, July 2, 1964

President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law, abolishing racial segregation in the United States.

Thursday, July 2, 1959

Monday, July 2, 1956

A lab experiment at Sylvania Electric Products results in an explosion.

Wednesday, July 2, 1941

WWII: Empire of Japan calls up 1 million men for military service.

Tuesday, July 2, 1940

WWII: British-owned off northwest Ireland with the loss of around 865 lives.

Sunday, July 2, 1939

Theodore Roosevelt's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.
The Neuengamme concentration c becomes autonomous.
Lou Gehrig gives his last public speech, following a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In it, he says, Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.
The 1st World Science Fiction Convention opens in New York City.

Friday, July 2, 1920

Polish–Soviet War: Red Army continues offensive into Poland.

Wednesday, July 2, 1919

Syrian National Congress in Damascus. Arab nationalist announce independence.

Sunday, July 2, 1916

Battle of Erzincan: Russian forces defeat troops of the Ottoman Empire in Armenia.

Thursday, July 2, 1914

The German Kaiser announces that he will not attend the Archduke's funeral.

Monday, July 2, 1900

The first zeppelin flight is carried out over Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Wednesday, July 2, 1890

Saturday, July 2, 1881

James Garfield, President of the United States, is shot by Charles Julius Guiteau. The wound becomes infected killing Garfield on September 19.

Sunday, July 2, 1876

Montenegro declares war on the Ottoman Empire.

Wednesday, July 2, 1862

President Abraham Lincoln signs the Morrill Land Grant Act into law, creating a system of land grant colleges to teach agricultural and mechanical sciences across the United States.

Tuesday, July 2, 1861

Ivan Kasatkin lands on Hakodate and introduces the Eastern Orthodox Church into Japan.

Monday, July 2, 1860

Vladivostok is founded in Russia.

Monday, July 2, 1855

The Kansas territorial legislature convenes in Pawnee and begins passing proslavery laws.

Monday, July 2, 1832

Andre-Michel Guerry presents his "Essay on moral statistics of France", to the French Academy of Sciences, a significant step in the founding of empirical social science.

Thursday, July 2, 1829

Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829: Russian Field-Marshal Hans Karl von Diebitsch launches the Transbalkan offensive, which brings the Russian army within 68 km of Istanbul.

Tuesday, July 2, 1776

American Revolution: The final (despite minor revisions) U.S. Declaration of Independence is written. The Continental Congress passes the Lee Resolution.

Sunday, July 2, 1747

Following the capture of Kandahar, Ahmad Shah Durrani is chosen by a Loya jirga as first leader of the Durrani Empire, predecessor of Afghanistan.
War of the Austrian Succession ndash Battle of Lauffeld: France defeats the combined armies of Hanover, Great Britain and the Netherlands.

Thursday, July 2, 1676

Major John Talcott and his troops begin sweeping Connecticut and Rhode Island, capturing large numbers of Native Americans from Algonquian tribes and exporting them out of the Thirteen Colonies as slaves.

Sunday, July 2, 1645

Saturday, July 2, 1644

English Civil War ndash Battle of Marston Moor: The Parliamentarians crush the Royalists, ending Charles I's hold on the north of England.

Sunday, July 2, 1600

Battle of Nieuwpoort in the Eighty Years\' War (Dutch War of Independence) between the Dutch and the Spanish
Battle of Nieuwpoort in the Eighty Years' War (Dutch War of Independence) between the Dutch and the Spanish

Sunday, June 22, 1505 (Julianian calendar)

Martin Luther, then 22, vows to become a monk in a moment of terror, due to a near lightning strike during a thunderstorm, near the village of Stotternheim.

Wednesday, June 25, 1298 (Julianian calendar)

Thursday, June 25, 1271 (Julianian calendar)

Kings Otakar II of Bohemia and Stephen V of Hungary sign the first Peace of Pressburg, settling territorial claims following the failed invasion of Hungary by Otakar II.

Monday, June 28, 706 (Julianian calendar)

Umayyad Caliph al-Walid I begins the Great Mosque of Damascus.
Emperor Zhongzong of Tang had the remains of his mother and recently deceased ruling empress Wu Zetian, her son Li Xian, her grandson Li Chongrun, and granddaughter Li Xianhui all interred in at the same tomb complex as his father and Wu Zetian's husband Emperor Gaozong (d. 683) outside Chang'an known as the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang.
15 February ndash The restored Byzantine emperor Justinian II presides over the public humiliation of his predecessors Leontius and Tiberius III and their chief associates in the Hippodrome of Constantinople, after which they are executed. Patriarch Callinicus I is also deposed, blinded and exiled, and succeeded by Cyrus.

Sunday, June 29, 626 (Julianian calendar)

In the early morning, Li Shimin, the future Emperor Tang Taizong of China, eliminates two of his brothers, Li Yuanji and the crown prince Li Jiancheng, in a coup d'état at the Xuanwu Gate in Chang'an.
In the early morning, Li Shimin, the future Emperor Tang Taizong of China, eliminates two of his brothers, Li Yuanji and the crown prince Li Jiancheng, in a coup d\'état at the Xuanwu Gate in Chang'an.

Thursday, July 1, 437 (Julianian calendar)

Valentinian III, age 18, rules as emperor over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence until her death in 450.

Sunday, July 1, 311 (Julianian calendar)

The Donatist schism occurs in the African church.
Pope Miltiades succeeds Pope Eusebius as the 32nd pope.
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