On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 2019

Historical Events

  • Air strike kills at least 40 people at Libyan migrant center in Tripoli, with Libyan National Army blamed

Historic Event

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is the first woman nominated to lead the European Commission with France's Christine Lagarde 1st woman nominated to lead the European Central Bank

The Lewis Chess Pieces

Newly rediscovered Lewis chess piece sells at auction for £735,000 in London

  • Total solar eclipse over Chile and Argentina
  • Virginie Viard presents her first haute couture collection as designer at Chanel after the death of Karl Lagerfeld at the Grand Palais

Famous Deaths

  • Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive (CEO of Chrysler Corp), dies at 94
  • Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer ("Déjà vu" - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1978), dies at 81
2019 Highlights

About July 2, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer