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Notable Historical Events for July 2nd

196579th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)

1986After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year

1937Amelia Earhart & Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean

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

1932FDR makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 2nd

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

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

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

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

1979Joe Thornton, London Ontario, Canadian hockey player

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

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

1262Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)

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Notable Weddings on July 2nd

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

1964Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

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

1955NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

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

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

July 2nd Weddings
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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

July 2nd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on July 2nd

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

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

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

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

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