July 2 Events in History - July 2 Birthdays - July 2 Deaths
2015 British Petroleum (BP) reaches a settlement with U.S. federal, state and local government entities regarding damages from its Deepwater Horizon rig explosion five years ago; BP will pay USD $18 billion through the year 2030
2014 Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has accepted a role as economic advisor to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in order to help Egypt reform its economy and develop new business opportunities
2014 A survey by Consumer Reports reveals that diners prefer restaurants that use higher quality ingredients and allow for customization of the meal; Chipotle Mexican Grill led the survey in the fast-casual category
2013 Reports that Pope John Paul II will be canonized are confirmed as his case awaits approval from Pope Francis, and confirmation of an alleged second miracle from the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints
2013 Planet Pluto receives names for its fourth and fifth moons; the International Astronomical Union names them Kerberos and Styx
2012 Airbus announces it's plan to invest $600 million to open an assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama
2012 The first space-bound Orion spacecraft is unveiled in Cape Canaveral, FloridaFlorida by NASA and Lockheed Martin
2011 Due to a range of safety concerns, all Tiger Airways flights in Australia are grounded until July 9th by the country's Civil Aviation Safety Authority
2011 In Bordeaux, France, and elderly woman becomes the first person to die from the recent e.coli outbreak
2010 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel states he will not apologize to Turkey for the Gaza flotilla clash, and that the injured will not receive any compensation
2008 Ingrid Betancourt and other hostages are rescued from FARC by Colombia
1995 "Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square New York City after 80 performances
1995 16th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Tom Weiskopf
1995 Michelle McGann wins Youngstown-Warren LPGA Golf Classic
1995 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
1994 101st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: C Martinez beats Navratilova (64 36 63)
1994 37 dies in U.S. Air DC-9 crash in NC
1994 John Wayne Bobbitt and Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
1994 Richard Johnson takes 10-45 for Middlesex against Derbyshire
1994 U.S. Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed
1993 Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
1993 F-28 crashes at Sorong Irian Barat, 41 die
1993 Kansas Royals rename stadium Ewing Kaufman Stadium after founder
1993 Moslem fundamentalists in Sivas Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36
1993 New York Met Anthony Young loses a record 25th straight game (goes to 27)
1993 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test
1992 Braniff Airlines goes out of business
1991 Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St. Louis
1990 Imelda Marcos and Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering
1990 Panic in tunnel of Mecca, 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
1989 10th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Orville Moody
1989 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
1988 95th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Navratilova (57 62 61)
1987 Jim Eisenreich, comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
1986 After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year
1986 General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
1986 Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings
1985 Andrei Gromyko appointed president of U.S.S.R.
1985 European Space Agency launches Giotto (Halley's Comet Flyby)
1983 90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)
1982 Larry Walters using lawn chair and 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
1982 Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
1980 Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
1980 Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Year
1979 Susan B. Anthony dollar is issued, 1st U.S. coin to honor a woman
1978 Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start
1977 91st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)
1976 83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)
1976 Formal reunification of North and South Vietnam
1976 Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
1974 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
1973 James R. Schlesinger, ends term as 9th director of CIA
1973 Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
1972 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater New York City after 3242 performances
1972 27th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Susie Maxwell Berning
1972 Bob Seagren pole vaults world record 5.63m
1972 India and Pakistan sign peace accord
1971 78th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Evonne Goolagong beats M Smith (64 61)
1971 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1970 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam and Brussels
1970 New York Yankees Horace Clarke breaks up a no-hitter in the 9th for 3rd time in 28 days
1969 Ireland bowl out WI for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts
1969 Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi form rock group Mountain
1967 22nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Catherine Lacoste
1967 Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) and 1st amateur to U.S. Women's open golf tournament
1966 73rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Billie J King beats Frasier (63 36 61)
1966 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1965 79th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (62 64 64)
1964 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You," McCartney plays piano
1964 Grand jury indicts Beckwith in murder of Medger Evers
1964 President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law
1963 Giant Willie Mays' home run in 16th inning gives them a 1-0 win over Braves
1963 Juan Marichal (Giants) beats Warren Spahn (Braves), 1-0 in 16 innings
1962 Cubans minister of Foreign affairs Raul Castro arrives in Moscow
1962 Fidel Castro visits Moscow
1961 Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 homers
1960 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 460 performances
1959 "Plan 9 From Outer Space," one of the worse films ever, premieres
1959 Prince Albert marries Princess Paola in Brussels
1958 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
1957 1st submarine designed to fire guided missiles launched, Grayback
1957 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Le pelerinage De Lourdes
1956 Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" and "Don't Be Cruel"
1956 U.S. performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)
1955 "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater New York City after 44 performances
1955 "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 16 performances
1955 "Lawrence Welk Show" premieres on ABC
1955 10th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Fay Crocker
1955 62nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Louise Brough beats B Fleitz (75 86)
1955 Desmond Tutu marries Leah Nomalizo Shinxani
1954 68th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: J Drobny beats K Rosewall (13-11 46 62 97)
1954 Denis Compton scores 278 in 290 minutes vs. Pakistan
1952 Princess Beatrice opens miniature city of Madurodam
1952 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila
1951 Bill Veeck buys St. Louis Browns from Bill and Charlie DeWitt
1951 Bob and Ray show premieres on NBC radio
1951 Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester vs. Scotland
1951 Leidse astronomers discover radio signal out of Milky Way system
1950 Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit
1949 "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater New York City after 727 performances
1949 "Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
1949 56th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 16 10-8)
1948 62nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (75 06 62 36 75)
1947 Military coup discovered in France
1946 Dutch Beel government forms
1946 Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam and Amsterdam
1944 Marshal von Kluge replaces General von Rundstedt
1943 Gulf of Biskaje: Liberator bombers sinks U-126
1943 Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning and beat Yankees 12-0
1943 Lt Charles Hall, becomes 1st black pilot to shoot down Nazi plane
1941 DiMaggio breaks Willie Keeler's 44 game hitting streak (45th of 56)
1941 Earthquake hits Palestine
1941 Nazi mass murder in Lvov/Lemberg (7,000 dead)
1941 Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit," premieres in London
1940 Dutch Prime Minister Colijn publishes "Borders of 2 Worlds" (German victory)
1940 Hitler orders invasion of England
1940 Lake Washington (Seattle) Floating bridge dedicated
1938 51st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (64 60)
1937 57th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Don Budge beats G von Cramm (63 64 62)
1937 Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear over Pacific Ocean
1935 Great Britain boxers beat U.S. team in 1st International Golden Gloves
1934 General Lazaro Cardenas elected president of Mexico
1933 Carl Hubbell shuts-out Cards 1-0 in 18 innings without a walk
1932 52nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Ellsworth Vines beats H Austin (64 62 60)
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt makes 1st presidential nominating conventional acceptance speech
1928 British parliament accept female sufferage
1927 40th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats L de Alvarez (62 64)
1927 Earthquake hits Palestine
1921 41st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Tilden beats B Norton (46 26 61 60 75)
1921 Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
1917 Riots in East St. Louis Mo
1916 Lenin says Imperialism is caused by capitalism
1916 Russian offensive in Armenia
1906 Yankees win by forfeit, for their 1st time
1903 AL/NL batting champ Ed Delahanty, disappears, found dead days later
1903 Pitcher Jack Doscher, 1 son of a major leaguer debuts with Cubs
1902 John McGraw becomes manager of New York Giants (stays for 30 years)
1901 Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid rob train of $40,000 at Wagner Montana
1900 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1st airship LZ-1, flies
1900 Sibelius' "Finlandia," premieres in Helsinki
1894 Government obtains injunction against striking Pullman Workers
1890 Congress passes Sherman Antitrust Act
1885 Canada's North-west Insurrection ends with surrender of Big Bear
1881 President Garfield shot by Charles J Guiteau a disappointed office-seeker
1867 1st U.S. elevated railroad begins service, New York City
1865 William Booth founds Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation)
1864 General Early and Confederate forces reach Winchester en route to Washington D.C.
1864 Statuary Hall in U.S. Capitol forms
1863 Battle of Gettysburg (2nd day)
1862 Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges
1861 Battle of Hoke's Run, West Virginia - small Union victory
1858 Partial emancipation of Russian serfs
1850 Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus
1849 Garibaldi in Rome begins hunger strike
1847 Envelope bearing 1st U.S. 10 cents stamps, still exists today
1843 An alligator falls from sky during a Charleston South Carolina thunderstorm
1808 Simon Fraser completes his trip down Fraser R, BC, lands at Musqueam
1794 2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria
1787 De Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered
1777 Vermont becomes 1st American colony to abolish slavery
1776 Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are and of right ought to be Free and Independent States"
1687 King James II disbands English parliament
1681 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high-treason
1644 Battle of Marston Moor: Parliamentary forces defeat royalists
1600 Battle at Newport: Earl Mauritius van Nassau beats Spanish Army
1576 Muitende Spanish soldiers conquer Zierik Sea
1298 Battle on Hasenbuhl (Gollheim) between German kings Adolf and Albrecht I
1214 Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers)
1214 English king John begins siege around Lille France
1140 Hartbert becomes bishop of Utrecht
311 St. Militiades begins his reign as Catholic Pope