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Calendar for July 2nd, 2014

1560s

  • Died 1566: Nostradamus (physician, astrologer)

  • 1820s

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

  • 1860s

  • 1862: Morrill Act passed

  • 1870s

  • Born 1877: Hermann Hesse (author)

  • 1880s

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

  • 1890s

  • 1890: The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed

  • 1900s

  • Born 1904: Jean-Rene Lacoste (tennis player)

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

  • 1920s

  • Born 1925: Medgar Evers (civil rights leader)

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

  • 1930s

  • Born 1937: Richard Petty (race car driver)

  • Born 1937: Polly Holliday (actress)

  • 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

  • 1940s

  • 1940: Lake Washington Floating Bridge dedicated in Seattle, Washington

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

  • 1950s

  • 1955: The Lawrence Welk Show made its television debut

  • 1960s

  • Died 1961: Ernest Hemingway (writer)

  • Born 1964: Jose Canseco (baseball player)

  • 1964: Civil Rights Act signed into law

  • 1970s

  • Died 1973: Betty Grable (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1983: Michelle Branch (musician)

  • Born 1985: Ashley Tisdale (actress)

  • Born 1986: Lindsay Lohan (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1997: Jimmy Stewart (actor)

  • Died 1999: Mario Puzo (author)

  • 2000s

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

  • Died 2005: Ernest Lehman (screenwriter)


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