Today in History
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Today is July 2. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
President Jimmy Carter reinstates draft registration for males 18 years of age.
North and South Vietnam are officially reunified.
The U.S. launches Operation Buffalo in Vietnam.
President Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law.
Novelist Ernest Hemingway commits suicide at his home in Ketchum, Idaho.
American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around the world.
Congress establishes the Army Air Corps.
Charles J. Guiteau fatally wounds President James A. Garfield in Washington, D.C.
The Union left flank holds at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Czar Alexander II frees the serfs working on imperial lands.
Denmark Vesey is executed in Charleston, South Carolina, for planning a massive slave revolt.
The Continental Congress resolves with the Declaration of Independence that the American colonies “are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”
Marshall Saxe leads the French forces to victory over an Anglo-Dutch force under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Lauffeld.
Oliver Cromwell crushes the Royalists at the Battle of Marston Moor.
The Spanish army takes Breda, Spain, after nearly a year of siege.
An army under Albert of Austria defeats forces led by Adolf of Nassau.