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Calendar for July 2nd, 2013

Died 1566: Nostradamus (physician, astrologer)

Born 1821: Sir Charles Tupper (6th Prime Minister of Canada)

1862: Morrill Act passed

Born 1877: Hermann Hesse (author)

1881: Charles Guiteau shot and fatally wounded U.S. President James Garfield

1890: The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed

Born 1904: Jean-Rene Lacoste (tennis player)

Born 1908: Thurgood Marshall (first African American justice of the Supreme Court)

Born 1925: Medgar Evers (civil rights leader)

Born 1929: Imelda Marcos (First Lady of the Philippines)

1937: Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator

Born 1937: Richard Petty (race car driver)

Born 1937: Polly Holliday (actress)

1940: Lake Washington Floating Bridge dedicated in Seattle, Washington

Born 1947: Larry David (actor, writer, producer, & director)

1955: The Lawrence Welk Show made its television debut

Died 1961: Ernest Hemingway (writer)

Born 1964: Jose Canseco (baseball player)

1964: Civil Rights Act signed into law

Died 1973: Betty Grable (actress)

Born 1983: Michelle Branch (musician)

Born 1985: Ashley Tisdale (actress)

Born 1986: Lindsay Lohan (actress)

Died 1997: Jimmy Stewart (actor)

Died 1999: Mario Puzo (author)

2002: Steve Fossett became the first person to circumnavigate the world solo in a balloon

Died 2005: Ernest Lehman (screenwriter)

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