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 This day in History - July 2
392 Historic Events for July 2
1976

Formal reunification of North and South Vietnam

Event
1976

83rd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats E Goolagong (63 46 86)

Event
1976

Supreme Court rules death penalty not inherently cruel or unusual

Event
1976

Frances Howard, actress (Swan, Shock Punch), dies at 73

Death
1977

Shannan McCray, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1977

91st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bj”rn B”rg beats Connors (36 62 61 57 64)

Event
1977

Vladimir V Nabokov, Russian/US writer (Lolita), dies at 78

Death
1978

Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start

Event
1979

Susan B Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman

Event
1980

Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr

Event
1980

Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement

Event
1981

Robert Emmett Keane, actor (Rookie Cop, Red Dragon), dies

Death
1982

Poul Rovsing Olsen, composer, dies at 59

Death
1982

Larry Walters using lawn chair and 42 helium balloons, rose to 16,000'

Event
1982

Soyuz T-6 returns to Earth

Event
1983

90th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: M Navratilova beats A Jaeger (60 63)

Event
1984

Ramiro Cortes, composer, dies at 50

Death
1985

Andrei Gromyko appointed president of USSR

Event
1985

European Space Agency launches Giotto (Halley's Comet Flyby)

Event
1986

Supreme Court upholds affirmative action in 2 rulings

Event
1986

General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile

Event
1986

After 14 wins, Roger Clemens suffer his 1st loss of year

Event
1986

Lindsay Lohan, actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)

Birth
1987

Jim Eisenreich, comeback after nervous disorder in 1984

Event
1987

Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia

Death