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July 2nd Trivia

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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 2nd
Celebrity Birthdays

Punny:

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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