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Notable Historical Events for July 2nd

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

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

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

1916Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism

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

1993Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test

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

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

1921Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 2nd

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

1979Joe Thornton, London Ontario, Canadian hockey player

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

1955NFL placekicker Pat Summerall (25) weds Kathy Jacobs

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

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

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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

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

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

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

1999Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

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