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Notable Historical Events for July 2nd

1916Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism

198895th Wimbledon Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (5-7 6-2 6-1)

197683rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)

1937Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean

1900First flight LZ-1, of a dirigible airship designed by Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin, at Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.

197791st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

1964Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

1921Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)

1962Fidel Castro visits Moscow

1776At the Continental Congress, John Dickinson abstains from the votes that declare independence

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Notable Birthdays on July 2nd

1929Imelda Marcos, politician/shoe collector/former 1st lady of Philippines, congresswoman

1908Thurgood Marshall, Baltimore Maryland, 1st black Supreme Court justice (1967-91), (d. 1993)

1969Jenni Rivera, Long Beach California, Mexican-American singer-songwriter (Jenni, 2008)

1986Lindsay Lohan, New York City, New York, American actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)

1947Larry David, Brooklyn NY, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm)

1877Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d.1962)

1821Charles Tupper, Amherst Nova Scotia, (C) 6th Prime Minister of Canada (69-day term)

1979Joe Thornton, London Ontario, Canadian hockey player

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Notable Weddings on July 2nd

1918Jazz orchestra band leader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson

1964Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

1953Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

1953British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal

1994"Green Day" vocalist Billie Joe Armstrong (22) weds Adeline Records co-owner Adrienne Nesser (24)

1955NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

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Notable Divorces on July 2nd

2007Dancer Mandie Taketa divorces talk show host Wayne Brady (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

1959MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (28) divorces Mollye Louise after 6 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on July 2nd

1997Jimmy Stewart, American actor (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89

1999Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

1850Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM/founder London Police, dies at 62

1961Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate, dies from suicide at 61

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