Historical Events on July 2 (Part 2)

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995 US Open Senior Golf, Congressional GC: Tom Weiskopf wins by 4 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his only Senior Tour major victory

  • 1995 Thailand: Banharn Silpa-Archa's party wins election
  • 1995 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad
  • 1998 "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" the second 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.
  • 2000 UEFA European Championship Final: David Trezeguet scores in extra time to give France a 2-1 win over Italy in Rotterdam
  • 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.

Sport awardTennis Open

2005 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Venus Williams beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 for the 3rd of her 5 Wimbledon singles titles

Tennis Player Venus Williams
Tennis Player
Venus Williams

Music concertMusic Concert

2005 10 Live 8 concerts held around the world organised by Bob Geldof to raise awareness of poverty

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Michael Schumacher wins US F1 Grand Prix for the 5th time, 1st driver in any series to win 5 races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2006 Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya (152) and Upul Tharanga (109) compile world record cricket ODI opening stand of 286 vs England at Headingley

  • 2008 Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.
  • 2008 A settlement was reached allowing former NBA franchise the Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 2010 Oil tanker truck explosion in South Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kills at least 230 people
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup: Ghana, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1
  • 2011 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Czech left hander Petra Kvitová wins her first Grand Slam title beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4
  • 2011 American twin brothers Bob & Mike Bryan earn their record equalling 11th Grand Slam doubles title with a straight sets win over Robert Lindstedt & Horia Tecău at Wimbledon
  • 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
  • 2013 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 US President Donald Trump tweets edited wrestling video of himself attacking news network 'CNN'

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany defeats Chile 1-0 to win for the 1st time at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2017 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie causes uproar by day at beach during his government's shutdown of beaches
  • 2017 World Health Organization declares Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo over (4 deaths)
  • 2018 Singers Cheryl and Liam Payne announce they are splitting up after two years
  • 2018 270,000 people now displaced by fighting in south-western Syria says UN since assault on rebel-held area two weeks ago
  • 2018 British divers discover 12 boys and their coach alive in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped for 9 days by monsoon flooding