On This Day..... July 2

JULY 2ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ANISETTE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • THURGOOD MARSHALL (1908-1993)
  • IMELDA MARCOS (1929, 89)
  • VINCENTE FOX (1942, 76)
  • RON SILVER (1946-2009)
  • LARRY DAVID (1947, 71)
  • JOSE CANSECO (1964, 54)
  • RON GOLDMAN (1968-1994)
  • MICHELLE BRANCH (1983, 35)
  • JOHNNY WEIR (1984, 34)
  • ASHLEY TISDALE (1985, 33)
  • LINDSAY LOHAN (1986, 32)
  • MARGOT ROBBIE (1990, 28)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1505, MARTIN LUTHER DECIDES TO BECOME A MONK
  • IN 1566, NOSTRADAMUS DIES AT 62
  • IN 1776, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS VOTES TO ADOPT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. 12 STATES VOTE YES AND NEW YORK ABSTAINS. THOMAS JEFFERSON THEN EDITED THE DOCUMENT WHICH WAS OFFICIALLY ADOPTED ON JULY 4TH
  • IN 1778, BATHSHEBA SPOONER IS HANGED FOR CONSPIRING TO KILL HER HUSBAND. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN EXECUTED AS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. AFTER HER DEATH, CORONERS FOUND SHE WAS NOT LYING ABOUT BEING FIVE MONTHS PREGNANT WITH HER BOYFRIEND’S CHILD
  • IN 1839, SLAVES ABOARD THE AMISTAD REVOLT AND SECURE FREEDOM
  • IN 1849, A FLUKE THUNDERSTORM IN SOUTH CAROLINA ALLEGEDLY CAUSES AN ALLIGATOR TO FALL FROM THE SKY (AS REPORTED IN THE TIMES PICAYNE NEWSPAPER)
  • IN 1850, BENJAMIN LANE PATENTS THE GAS MASK
  • IN 1863, THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG CONTINUES INTO ITS SECOND DAY
  • IN 1865, WILLIAM AND CATHERINE BOOTH FOUND THE EAST LONDON CHRISTIAN MISSION, WHICH WOULD LATER BE RENAMED THE SALVATION ARMY
  • IN 1881, PRESIDENT JAMES GARFIELD IS SHOT. HE WOULD DIE FROM THE WOUND 79 DAYS LATER
  • IN 1890, CONGRESS PASSES THE SHERMAN ANTITRUST LAW
  • IN 1900, FERDINAND VON ZEPPELIN DESIGNS THE FIRST DIRIGIBLE AIRSHIP
  • IN 1901, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID ROB A TRAIN IN MONTANA AND STEAL $40,000
  • IN 1903, ED DELAHANTY, THEN THE BATTING CHAMPION OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, IS KIDNAPPED FROM A TRAIN. HE IS FOUND DEAD AT THE BOTTOM OF NIAGRA FALLS TWO WEEKS LATER
  • IN 1915, ERICH MUENTER, A GERMAN PROFESSOR AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, EXPLODES A BOMB INSIDE THE SENATE IN A RECEPTION ROOM
  • IN 1916, RUSSIA INVADES ARMENIA
  • IN 1921, PRESIDENT HARDING SIGNS A CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTION OFFICIALLY ENDING WAR WITH GERMANY
  • IN 1932, FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT GIVES A SPEECH AT THE END OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION WHICH NOMINATES HIM FOR PRESIDENT, THE FIRST NOMINEE TO DO SO
  • IN 1933, CARL HUBBELL PITCHES 18 SHOUTOUT INNINGS IN A 1-0 WIN FOR THE NEW YORK GIANTS
  • IN 1934, THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1935, BRITAIN BEATS THE U.S. IN THE FIRST “GOLDEN GLOVES” INTERNATIONAL BOXING TOURNAMENT
  • IN 1937, AMELIA EARHART AND FRED NOONAN DISAPPEAR WHILE FLYING OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN
  • IN 1940, HITLER ORDERS OPERATION SEA LION TO INVADE GREAT BRITAIN
  • IN 1955, ABC DEBUTS “THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW”
  • IN 1956, ELVIS PRESLEY RECORDS “HOUND DOG” AND “DON’T BE CRUEL”
  • IN 1959, ED WOOD OPENS “PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE”
  • IN 1961, ERNEST HEMINGWAY COMMITS SUICIDE AT 61
  • IN 1962, FIDEL AND RAUL CASTRO TRAVEL TO MOSCOW
  • IN 1962, JIMI HENDRIX RECEIVES AN HONORARY DISCHARGE FROM THE AIRBORNE PARATROOPERS AFTER BREAKING HIS ANKLE DURING HIS 26TH JUMP
  • IN 1962, SAM WALTON OPENS THE FIRST WALMART IN ARKANSAS
  • IN 1964, BYRON DE LA BECKWITH IS INDICTED FOR THE MURDER OF MEDGER EVERS
  • IN 1964, PRESIDENT JOHNSON SIGNS THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND VOTING RIGHTS ACT
  • IN 1966, FRANK SINATRA GOES TO #1 WITH “STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT”
  • IN 1972, “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” ENDS A NEARLY TEN YEAR RUN ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1973, CONWAY TWITTY RELEASES “YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE”
  • IN 1973, BETTY GRABLE DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 73
  • IN 1976, THE SUPREME COURT REVERSES ITS OWN DECISION BY SAYING THE DEATH PENALTY IS NOT INHERENTLY CRUEL OR UNUSUAL
  • IN 1979, THE U.S. BEGINS ISSUING THE SUSAN B. ANTHONY SILVER DOLLAR
  • IN 1979, SONY BEGINS SELLING “THE WALKMAN”
  • IN 1980, DAVID AND JERRY ZUCKER RELEASES “AIRPLANE!”
  • IN 1982, THE SUPRME COURT UPHOLDS A LAW MAKING CHILD PORN ILLEGAL
  • IN 1986, ROGER CLEMENS LOSES HIS FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON AFTER STARTING 14-0
  • IN 1986, THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE LEGALITY OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
  • IN 1988, MICHAEL JACKSON GOES TO #1 WITH “DIRTY DIANA”
  • IN 1988, TRACY CHAPMAN’S SELF TITLED ALBUM GOES TO #1
  • IN 1990, IMELDA MARCOS IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF RACKETEERING
  • IN 1991, DONALD TRUMP PROPOSES TO MARLA MAPLES
  • IN 1991, AXL ROSE DIVES OFF STAGE TO GO AFTER A FAN WITH A CAMERA DURING A GUNS N ROSES CONCERT. HE THEN STORMS OFF, ENDING THE SHOW EARLY WHICH LEADS TO A RIOT.
  • IN 1997, JIMMY STEWART DIES AT 89
  • IN 1998, J.K. ROWLING PUBLISHES HER SECOND BOOK, “HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS”
  • IN 2000, VINCENTE FOX IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF MEXICO, ENDING 70 YEARS OF RULE BY ONE PARTY, PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO INSTITUCIONAL
  • IN 2001, PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES HE WILL OPEN UP 1.5 MILLION ACRES OF UNDERWATER LAND IN THE GULF OF MEXICO FOR OIL DRILLING
  • IN 2013, PROTESTS AT CAIRO UNIVERSITY AGAINST EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT MOHAMED MORSI END WITH 16 DEAD AND 200 PEOPLE INJURED
  • IN 2014, FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT NICOLAS SARKOZY IS CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL CORRUPTION
  • IN 2015, BP AGREES TO PAY $18.7 BILLION FOR THE 2010 GULF OF MEXICO OIL SPILL
  • IN 2017, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETS A VIDEO OF HIMSELF FROM THE WWE ATTACKING THE CNN LOGO
  • IN 2017, NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE CAUSES AN UPROAR WHEN PHOTOS OF HIS FAMILY AT THE BEACH CIRCULATE DURING A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN WHICH CLOSED BEACHES TO THE PUBLIC

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