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 This day in History - July 2
392 Historic Events for July 2
1830

John Bordenave Villepigue, Brig General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1834

Hendry P G Quack, lawyer/economist/secr Dutch Bank

Birth
1836

Henry Eugene Davies, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894

Birth
1843

An alligator falls from sky during a Charleston SC thunderstorm

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1843

Samuel Hahnemann, German physician, dies at 88

Death
1847

Envelope bearing 1st US 10› stamps, still exists today

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1847

Marcel Bertrand, French mine engineer (tectonic geology)

Birth
1849

Garibaldi in Rome begins hunger strike

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1850

Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus

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1850

Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British PM/founder London Police, dies at 62

Death
1857

Francesco Spetrino, composer

Birth
1858

Partial emancipation of Russian serfs

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1861

Peter A de Genestet, vicar/poet, dies at 31

Death
1861

Battle of Hoke's Run, WV - small Union victory

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1862

Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges

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1863

Stephen Hinsdale Weed, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28

Death
1863

R Morgan's: Burksville, KY to Salineville, OH [->JUL 26]

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1863

Battle of Gettysburg (2nd day)

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1864

Statuary Hall in US Capitol forms

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1864

Gen Early and Confederate forces reach Winchester en route to Wash DC

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1865

Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)

Birth
1865

William Booth founds Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation)

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1867

1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC

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1867

Herbert Prior, England, actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire)

Birth
1876

Wilhelm Cuno, German ship owner/republic chancellor (1922-23)

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