What happened this day in history July 2

What are the important events that happened on July 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 2 is the 183rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 19, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,086,400 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontatrigon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 214 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,115 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 2: This Day In History

This day is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after (median of the year) in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. The exact time in the middle of the year is at noon, or 12:00 p.m. In the UK and other countries that use “Summer Time” the actual exact time of the mid point in a common year is at 1:00 p.m. this is when 182 days and 12 hours have elapsed and there are 182 days and 12 hours remaining. This is due to Summer Time having advanced the time by one hour. It falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in common years.

July 2 Historical Events

  • 626
    Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate.
  • 963
    The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.
  • 1494
    The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain.
  • 1613
    The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
  • 1679
    Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth.
  • 1698
    Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.
  • 1853
    The Russian Army crossed the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia—providing the spark that set off the Crimean War.
  • 1962
    The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • 1964
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 meant to prohibit segregation in public places.
  • 2010
    The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.

Who were born on July 2?

  • 1884
    Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (d. 1931)
  • 1934
    Tom Springfield, British singer and songwriter (The Springfields)
  • 1937
    Polly Holliday, American actress
  • 1937
    Richard Petty, American race car driver
  • 1939
    John H. Sununu, White House Chief of Staff under George HW Bush
  • 1964
    Hisakatsu Oya, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1970
    Monie Love, English rapper
  • 1970
    Scotty 2 Hotty, American professional wrestler
  • 1985
    Corey Bringas, American actor
  • 1985
    Jurgen Roelandts, Belgian cyclist

Who died on July 2?

  • 1298
    King Adolf of Germany (b. 1220)
  • 1504
    Prince Stephen III of Moldavia (“Ştefan cel Mare”) (b. 1434)
  • 1621
    Thomas Harriot, English astronomer
  • 1833
    Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Argentine politician (b. 1757)
  • 1920
    William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (b. 1846)
  • 1969
    Michael DiBiase, American pro wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 1973
    Betty Grable, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1985
    David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • 2000
    Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)
  • 2006
    Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)

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