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July 2, 2016 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Large lorry bomb in Baghdad kills at least 125 people and wounds 150, Islamic State claims responsibility

Deaths in History

Person of interestElie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, Jewish Auschwitz survivor and author (Night), Nobel Prize winner 1986, dies at 87

Author Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
  • Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • Patrick Manning, Trinidad and Tobago politician, Prime Minister (1991-95, 2001-10), dies at 69
2016 in History