On This Day

What Happened on July 2, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat Christine Lagarde
Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat
Christine Lagarde
  • Newly rediscovered Lewis chessmen 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