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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 19, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,612,000 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 204 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 3,480 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.
  • 706
    In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an.
  • 1777
    Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery.
  • 1897
    Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London.
  • 1917
    The East St. Louis Riots end.
  • 1950
    The Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.
  • 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.
  • 1966
    The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.
  • 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?

  • 1492
    Elizabeth Tudor, English princess (d. 1495)
  • 1820
    George Law Curry, American newspaper publisher and 5th and 7th Governor of the Oregon Territory (d. 1878)
  • 1929
    John A. Cade, American politician
  • 1937
    Polly Holliday, American actress
  • 1942
    Vicente Fox, Mexican politician, 35th President of Mexico
  • 1946
    Ron Silver, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1952
    Johnny Colla, American guitarist and saxophonist (Huey Lewis and the News)
  • 1974
    Rocky Gray, American drummer and guitarist (Evanescence, Living Sacrifice)
  • 1974
    Tim Christensen, Danish singer and multi-instrumentalist (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy)
  • 1981
    Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player

Who died on July 2?

  • 1298
    King Adolf of Germany (b. 1220)
  • 1743
    Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, 2nd Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1673)
  • 1822
    Denmark Vesey, St. Thomas-born American freed slave who planned a revolt, hanged (b. c. 1767)
  • 1914
    Joseph Chamberlain, British politician and businessman, father of Neville Chamberlain (b. 1836)
  • 1915
    Porfirio Díaz, Mexican general and politician, 19th, 21st and 23rd President of Mexico (b. 1830)
  • 1961
    Ernest Hemingway, American writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1899)
  • 1973
    Betty Grable, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1977
    Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-born writer (b. 1899)
  • 1995
    Krissy Taylor, American model (b. 1978)
  • 1999
    Mario Puzo, American writer (b. 1920)

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