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Notable Historical Events for July 2nd

1787Marquis de Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered

1991Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7.5 carat diamond ring

1993Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test

1916Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism

1962Fidel Castro visits Moscow

1956Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel"

1881US President James Garfield shot by Charles J Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker; Garfield died 79 days later

1937Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean

1901Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner, Montana

2014Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors

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Notable Birthdays on July 2nd

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

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

1979Joe Thornton, London Ontario, Canadian hockey player

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 2nd

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

1964Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

1955NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

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

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

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

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Notable Divorces on July 2nd

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

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

July 2nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 2nd

1999Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

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

1566Nostradamus, [Michel de Nostre-Dam], French astrologist, dies at 62

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

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