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July 2nd In Pop Culture History

1698 - Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.

1776 - The Continental Congress adopted a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain, although the final wording of the formal Declaration of Independence was not approved until July 4.

1839 - 53 African slaves took over the slave ship Amistad.

1890 - The US Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

1897 - Guglielmo Marconi obtained his patent for radio in London.

1900 - The first Zeppelin flight took place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

1937 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan were last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

1937 - The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has been guarded every minute since midnight July 2, 1937

1962 - The first Wal-Mart store opened in Rogers, Arkansas.

1964 - US President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the (Republican written) Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.

1977 - #1 Hit July 2, 1977 - July 8, 1977: Bill Conti - Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)

1982 - *Greatest Week in Movie History* - The week of July 2nd, 1982! E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial, Rocky 3, Blade Runner, Poltergeist, John Carpenter's The Thing, Star Trek 2 and Conan The Barbarian were all simultaneously playing at the cinema.

1988 - #1 Hit July 2, 1988 - July 8, 1988: Michael Jackson - Dirty Diana

2002 - Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo around the world (Australia to Australia ) nonstop in a balloon in just under two weeks.

2005 - #1 Hit July 2, 2005 - September 16, 2005: Carrie Underwood - Inside Your Heaven

2005 - The Live 8 benefit concerts - more than 1,000 musicians performed and were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

July 2, 2497 Birthday (fictional) Kaywinnit Lee Frye, Firefly, TV

July 2nd Celebrity Birthdays


Ashely Tisdale (1985)
Jose Canseco (1964)
Lindsay Lohan (1986)
Kathryn Erbe (1966)
Thurgood Marshall (1908)
Richard Petty (1937)
Bret Hart (1957)
Larry David (1947)
There was a man who entered a local paper's pun contest.. He sent in ten different puns, in the hope that at least one of the puns would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.

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