2 July It Happened Today
1644 English Civil War Battle of Marston Moor.
1778 Death of Swiss born French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
1865 William Booth founds the Christian Mission in London. The Mission became more commonly known as the “Salvation Army”.
1877 Birth of German novelist Hermann Hesse.
1881 US president James Garfield survives an assassination attempt.
1900 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin flies his first airship.
1964 US president Lyndon Johnson signs the US Civil Rights Bill, outlawing racial discrimination.
1973 Death of American actress Betty Grable.