About July 2

July 2, 2024 is the 184th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 211 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

July 2: More About This Day

This day is the midpoint of a common year because there are 182 days before and 182 days after (median of the year) in common years, and 183 before and 182 after in leap years. The exact time in the middle of the year is at noon, or 12:00 p.m. In the UK and other countries that use “Summer Time” the actual exact time of the mid point in a common year is at 1:00 p.m. this is when 182 days and 12 hours have elapsed and there are 182 days and 12 hours remaining. This is due to Summer Time having advanced the time by one hour. It falls on the same day of the week as New Year’s Day in common years.

What Happened On July 2

  • 437
    Emperor Valentinian III, begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome.
  • 626
    Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Incident at Xuanwu Gate.
  • 963
    The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea.
  • 1298
    The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
  • 1561
    Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz.
  • 1582
    Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
  • 1644
    English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor.
  • 1776
    The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4.
  • 1823
    Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia.
  • 1839
    Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad.
  • 1881
    Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19.
  • 1890
    The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
  • 1900
    The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near Friedrichshafen, Germany.
  • 1917
    The East St. Louis Riots end.
  • 1934
    The Night of the Long Knives ends with the death of Ernst Röhm.
  • 1940
    Indian independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose is arrested and detained in Calcutta.
  • 1962
    The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • 1966
    The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.
  • 1986
    Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana where burnt alive during a street demonstration against the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
  • 2002
    Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

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