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 This day in History - July 2
392 Historic Events for July 2
1941

Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit," premieres in London

Event
1941

Nazi mass murder in Lvov/Lemberg (7,000 dead)

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1941

Earthquake hits Palestine

Event
1941

Mohammad Baqa Jilani, cricketer (Test for India), dies at 29

Death
1942

Georgi Ivanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)

Birth
1943

Lt Charles Hall, becomes 1st black pilot to shoot down Nazi plane

Event
1943

Indians score 12 runs in 4th inning and beat Yankees 12-0

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1943

Gulf of Biskaje: Liberator bombers sinks U-126

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1944

Marshal von Kluge replaces General von Rundstedt

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1945

James Orville Fulkerson, composer

Birth
1946

Harbor workers end strike at Rotterdam and Amsterdam

Event
1946

Dutch Beel govt forms

Event
1946

Anthony Overton, publisher/cosmetics manufacturer/banker, dies at 81

Death
1947

Military coup discovered in France

Event
1947

Ervin Hall, Phila, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968)

Birth
1947

Larry David, Brooklyn NY, comedian (Fridays)/writer (Seinfeld)

Birth
1947

Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres LBJ

Birth
1948

62nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Falkenburg beats Bromwich (75 06 62 36 75)

Event
1949

Roy Bittan, rocker (E Street Band)

Birth
1949

Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67

Death
1949

"High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 perfs

Event
1949

"Red Barber's Clubhouse" sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV

Event
1949

56th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: L Brough beats M duPont (10-8 16 10-8)

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1950

Indian Bob Feller, wins his 200th game, 5-3 over Detroit

Event
1950

Johnny Colla, Calif, rock sax (Huey Lewis and The News-Need a New Drug)

Birth