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  • On This Day: What happened on 02 July?

    On This Day: What happened on 02 July?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 02 July, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    2016 | A total of 341 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Karrada, Baghdad.

    2013 | The International Astronomical Union named the fourth and fifth months of Pluto, Kerberos, and Styx.

    2013 | A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Aceh, Indonesia and killing at least 42 people, and injuring 420 others.

    2008 | Colombian conflict: Íngrid Betancourt, a member of the Colombian House of Representatives, was released from prison after being detained for six and a half years by the FARC.

    2005 | The Live 8 benefit concerts were held in the G8 states and South Africa. More than 1 000 musicians performed and broadcasted on 182 television networks and 2 000 radio networks.

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    1979 | Canadian ice hockey player, Joe Thornton.

    1952 | Ukrainian race walker and coach, Anatoliy Solomin.

    1990 | New Zealand rugby league player, Bill Tupou

    1958 | Indian actor, Pavan Malhotra;

    1987 | Spanish footballer, Esteban Granero.


    1989 | Soviet economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrei Gromyko, 80.

    2016 | Fourth & sixth Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, 70.  

    2013 | American bishop, Anthony G. Bosco, 86

    2008 | English actress and screenwriter, Elizabeth Spriggs, 79.

    2006 | American comedian, actor, and game show host, Jan Murray, 90.


    1950 | England we defeated 1-0 on this day in the World Cup finals in Brazil by Spain and eliminated in the group stage.


    1991 | On this day, Boyz n the Hood premiered in Los Angeles and was released theatrically in the United States ten days later.


    The Eastern, Western, and Sinai deserts are three deserts found in Egypt.

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