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.

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