11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 2nd July

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1900 - The second modern Olympics Games opens in Paris

2. 1937 - Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noonan disappear over the Pacific Ocean, while attempting to fly around the world

3. 1958 - Americans staying in Cuba become more fearful as Cuban rebels, headed by Fidel Castro, continue to kidnap people

4. 1964 - U.S. President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Bill, one of the most important piece of legislation in American history

5. 1973 - Comedian Peter Kay is born

6. 1976 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules the death penalty was not inherently cruel or unusual

7. 1992 - The IRA admits to killing three MI5 and RUC Special Branch informers

8. 1996 - Independence Day, starring Wil Smith and Jeff Goldblum, is released in cinemas

9. 2001 - Barry George is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of television presenter Jill Dando

10. 2002 - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to circumnavigate the globe solo in a balloon

11. 2005 - The world's biggest music stars unite in Live8 concerts around the globe to press political leaders to tackle poverty in Africa

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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