2nd JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 2nd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1964 : Johnson signed Civil Rights Act | & more about history on this day in the video… U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act on the 2nd July 1964, in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House.

iNTERESTiNG EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 2nd

  • 1698 ~ Thomas Savery pateneds the first steam engine.
  • 1900 ~ The first Zeppelin flight took place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • 1937 ~ Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan were last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
  • 1962 ~ The first Wal-Mart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • 2001 ~ The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart was first implanted.
  • 2002 ~ Steve Fossett became the 1st person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
  • 2005 ~ The Live 8 benefit concerts took place in the G8 states and in South Africa. More than 1,000 musicians performed and were broadcasted on 182 television networks and over 2,000 radio networks.

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 2nd

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 2nd

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 2nd

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HOLiDAYS & OBSERVANCES on JULY 2nd

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