On This Day in History for July 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 153 of 153

  • 1970 The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced
  • 1970 Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • 1971 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972 India & Pakistan sign Simla Agreement peace accord
  • 1972 Two Catholic civilians are shot and killed in Belfast by Loyalist paramilitaries, probably the Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
  • 1973 James R Schlesinger ends term as 9th director of CIA
  • 1973 Nation Black Network begins operation on radio
  • 1974 Fernando Mameda of Portugal sets record for 10,000 m (27:13.81)
  • 1976 Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
  • 1976 Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual
  • 1976 Ramble Inn attack: the Ulster Volunteer Force killed 6 civilians (5 Protestants, 1 Catholic) in a gun attack at a pub near Antrim; the pub was targeted because it was owned by Catholics

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1979 Susan B. Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman

Suffragette Susan B. Anthony
Suffragette
Susan B. Anthony
  • 1980 Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
  • 1982 Larry Walters using lawn chair & 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'
  • 1982 Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth
  • 1982 In South Africa, the Internal Security Act is passed, giving massive powers to the authorities to investigate any organization or publication
  • 1985 Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR
  • 1985 European Space Agency launches Giotto (Halley's Comet Flyby)
  • 1986 General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
  • 1986 US Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings
  • 1987 Jim Eisenreich's comeback after nervous disorder in 1984
  • 1987 Nilde Iotti is named as the first female President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
  • 1988 Lester Dumakude, commander of an Umkhonto we Sizwe special operations unit, detonate a car bomb by remote control outside Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa

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1990 Imelda Marcos & Adnan Khashoggi found not guilty of racketeering

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • 1990 Panic in tunnel of Mecca: 1,426 pilgrims trampled to death
  • 1991 Riot at Guns N' Roses concert in St Louis
  • 1992 Braniff Airlines goes out of business
  • 1993 Boat sinks at Bocaue Philippines, 325 die
  • 1993 F-28 crashes at Sorong Irian Barat, 41 die
  • 1993 Kansas Royals rename stadium Ewing Kaufman Stadium after founder
  • 1993 Muslim fundamentalists in Sivas, Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36

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1993 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for Cat Scan test

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1994 John Wayne Bobbitt & Kristina Elliot arrested for domestic battery
  • 1994 Richard Johnson takes 10-45 for Middlesex against Derbyshire
  • 1994 US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed
  • 1995 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
  • 1998 "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" the 2nd book in the series is published by Bloomsbury in the UK
  • 2000 Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
  • 2001 AbioCor self contained artificial heart created.
  • 2001 Bush Administration announce that it will seek to let oil companies drill on about 1,500,000 acres of the Gulf of Mexico
  • 2001 UN Security Council, facing an almost certain Russian veto, agrees to postpone indefinitely a vote on the US-led "smart sanctions" package for Iraq
  • 2002 Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
  • 2003 Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.
  • 2004 ASEAN Regional Forum accepts Pakistan as its 24th member.
  • 2008 Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.
  • 2010 Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people
  • 2012 GlaxoSmithKline settles the largest healthcare fraud case in history for US$3 Billion
  • 2012 Monsoon rain in East India kills at least 79 people and leaves 2.2 million homeless
  • 2013 16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

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2014 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • 2015 BP agrees to compensate US government & gulf states $18.7 billion for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
  • 2015 62 people are killed after the Kim Nirvana ferry capsizes off the coast of the Philippines
  • 2016 Large lorry bomb in Baghdad kills at least 125 people and wounds 150, Islamic State claims responsibility

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