July 02 in History – What happened on 02 July in Past

02 July - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on July 02, the day number in a year is 183 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 184. July 02 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

July 02 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
626During the Xuanwu Gate Incident, Prince Li Shimin led his forcesto assassinate his rival brothers, Crown Prince Li Jiancheng and PrinceLi Yuanji, in a bloody palace coup for the Tang Dynasty throne.
706In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang interred the final bodies in the Qianling Mausoleum, which remained unopened until the 1960s.
1644The combined forces of the Scottish Covenanters and the EnglishParliamentarians defeated the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor,one of the decisive encounters of the English Civil War, near York.
1757Nawab Siraj-ud-Daula was captured and assassinated. He was stabbed with a knife by Muhammad Beg at the instance of Miran. Siraj ud-Daulah was the last independent Nawab of Bengal. The end of his reign is noticeable with the start of British East India Company rule in Bengal and later almost all over the South Asia.
1777Vermont became the first American territory to end slavery. Vermont is a New England state in the northeastern part of United States. Its area is covered with 75% of forests. Vermont is the leader in production of maple syrup in the United States.
1777Slavery was abolished in the city of Vermont, USA.
1781Sultan Hyder Ali of Mysore and Porto Novo now Parangipettai in the British Army fought.
1816The French frigate Méduse ran aground off the coast oftoday's Mauritania, with the survivors escaping on a makeshift raft,which was depicted in Théodore Géricault's painting The Raft of theMedusa.
1871Victor Emmanuel II of Italy entered Rome after conquering it from the Papal States. The Papal States were territories in the Italian Peninsula under the sovereign direct rule of the pope, from the 700s until 1870. They were among the major important states of Italy from the eighth century until the Italian Peninsula was united in 1861 by the Kingdom of Piedmont and Sardinia.
1881U.S. President James A. Garfield was fatally shot at theBaltimore and Potomac Railroad station in Washington, D.C.
1890The U.S. Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act, the firstUnited States government action to limit monopolies.
1897Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi got a patent for radio in London. Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer who were known for his leading work on long distance radio transmission and for developing Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system.
1897Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi received a patent for radio in London.
1911The United States also closed its diplomatic relations with Colombia and closed the consulate there.
1916Geological Survey of India Department was established.
1917White residents of East St. Louis, Illinois, burned entiresections of the city and shot black inhabitants as they escaped theflames.
1937Aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonandisappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to make acircumnavigational flight.
1940Indian independence leader Subhash Chandra Bose was arrested and detained in Calcutta. Subhash Chandra Bose known throughout India as Neta was an Indian nationalist and prominent figure of the Indian independence movement. Bose was the twice elected President of the Indian National Congress and the founder and President of the All India Forward Bloc.
1950A mentally ill Buddhist monk set fire to the Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji, destroying what is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.
1962The first Walmart store, now the largest retailer in the world,opened in Rogers, Arkansas, US.
1962The first Walmart store opened for business in Roger, Arkansas.
1964U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Actinto law, out lawing segregation in schools, at the workplace, and other facilities that served the general public.
1972Shimla Treaty was signed between Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Pakistani PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. It took place after the war between the two nations in 1971 which resulted in the independence of Bangladesh. It was earlier known as East Pakistan and was part of the Pakistani territory. The agreement was approved by the Parliaments of both the nations in same year.
1972Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and President of Pakistan Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto signed the Simla Agreement.
1976Fall of the Republic of Vietnam; Communist North Vietnam declared their union to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The Democratic Republic of Vietnam generally known as North Vietnam, was a Marxist and Leninist government established in 1945. It was claiming all of Vietnam yet including most of North Vietnam
1976More than a year after the end of the Vietnam War, North and South Vietnam officially united under communist rule to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
1976The Republic of Vietnam came to an end. Communist North Vietnam announced joining with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
1983The first unit of the indigenously built Nuclear Power Station started functioning at Kalpakkam near Madras.
19901,426 Haj pilgrims died in a stampede at Mecca-Meena in Saudi Arabia.
1997The Thai baht rapidly lost half of its value, marking the beginning of the Asian financial crisis.
1999During the Kargil war, The Indian Army launched a combined attack on Kargil. India was steady on Pakistan fallback from the area. The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC, which serves as the de facto border between the two states.
2000In the Mexican general election, Vicente Fox was elected to bethe first President of Mexico from an opposition party in 71 years.
2002Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon. James Stephen Fossett was an American businessman and a record setting flyer, adventurer and sailor. He made his prosperity in the financial services industry and was best known for many world records, including five nonstop circumnavigations of the Earth.
2002American aviator Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon, completing an almost 14-day trip after landing in Queensland, Australia.
2002Steve Fossett became the first person to travel the world through balloons.
2002Steve Fossett became the first person to fly solo continuously around the world with a balloon.
2010The tanker truck explosion in Congo killed 230 people.
2013The International Astronomical Union named Pluto's fourth and fifth moons, Kerberos and Styx. The International Astronomical Union is consisting of professional astronomers, at the PhD level and beyond who are active in professional research and education in astronomy. It acts as the internationally recognized authority for assigning designations to and any surface features on them.
2015In the Philippines, 62 people died when a boat carrying 220 passengers drowned.

Famous Birthdays of July 02:

YearName / Profession / Country
1954Chris Huhne / Politician / United Kingdom
1929Imelda Marcos / Politician / Philippines
1865Lily Braun / Author / Germany
1934Tom Springfield / Writer / United Kingdom
1943Ivi Eenmaa / Politician / Estonia
1986Lindsay Lohan / Actress / United States of America
1908Thurgood Marshall / Lawyer / United States of America
1964Alan Tait / Rugby Player / Scotland
1949Roy Bittan / Writer / United States of America
1930Ahmad Jamal / Composer / United States of America
1911Reg Parnell / Racing Car Driver / United Kingdom
1985Jürgen Roelandts / Cyclist / Belgium
1975Stefan Terblanche / Rugby Player / South Africa
1939Paul Williams / Singer / United States of America
1933Kenny Wharram / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1927Brock Peters / Actor / United States of America
1977Deniz Barış / Footballer / Turkey
1961Clark Kellogg / Basketball Player / United States of America
1933Peter Desbarats / Journalist / Canada
1985Chad Henne / Footballer / United States of America
1987Esteban Granero / Footballer / Spain
1948Alok Dhanwa / Writer / India
1925Marvin Rainwater / Writer / United States of America
1937Richard Petty / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
1992Madison Chock / Dancer / United States of America
1913Max Beloff / Academic / United Kingdom
1958Pawan Malhotra / Actor / India
1869Liane de Pougy / Author / Switzerland
1925Medgar Evers / Soldier / United States of America
1904René Lacoste / Business Man / France

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