BONSERNEWS.com – Events occur every second minute hour of the day at all times in this world. Some are recorded some are not recorded. Some that are recorded become markers that later become part of world history.
Here are seven important events that occurred on July 2:
1. July 2, 1776
Voting for the United States Declaration of Independence – On July 2, 1776, the Board of the Continental Congress finished voting on a resolution to become independent from England. Although the Declaration of Independence was actually signed on July 4th, July 2nd is considered the day this important decision was taken.
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2. July 2, 1881
Assassination of United States President James A. Garfield – On July 2, 1881, United States President James A. Garfield was shot by an unemployed Charles J. Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, DC Garfield died of his injuries in September.
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3. July 2, 1937
Amelia Earhart Disappeared – On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart, a famous female aviator, went missing while on her way around the world. Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were last seen as they took off from Papua New Guinea en route to Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean.
4. July 2, 1962
Burundi independence – On 2 July 1962, Burundi gained its independence from the Belgian colonial rule. After independence, Burundi became an independent country with a constitutional monarchy.
5. July 2, 1964
Signing of the Civil Rights Act in the United States – On July 2, 1964, the President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, signed the Civil Rights Act. This law prohibits racial discrimination in many areas of life in the United States.