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July 2nd marks a unique blend of global observances and national celebrations that touch upon the intrigue of the cosmos, the dedication of sports storytellers, the vibrant beats of disco, and the pride of American manufacturing.

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Interesting Facts of July 2nd

  1. 1. Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2nd, 1937, while attempting to make a circumnavigational flight around the globe in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. Their disappearance remains one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the 20th century.
  2. 2. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2nd, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the United States.
  3. 3. In 1566, Nostradamus, the famous French astrologer and seer, died on July 2nd. His prophecies have continued to be a subject of widespread interest and debate over centuries.
  4. 4. The first Zeppelin flight took place on July 2nd, 1900. The LZ 1, created by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin, was a pioneering event in airship navigation.
  5. 5. On July 2nd, 1962, the first Walmart store, named the Wal-Mart Discount City store at the time, was opened in Rogers, Arkansas, by Sam Walton.
  6. 6. The famous American writer Ernest Hemingway died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 2nd, 1961, in Ketchum, Idaho.