About July 2

July 2, 2021 is the 183rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 182 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 214 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

  • 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.
  • 1298
    The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg.
  • 1582
    Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide.
  • 1613
    The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
  • 1644
    English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor.
  • 1679
    Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth.
  • 1698
    Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.
  • 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.
  • 1777
    Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1937
    Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
  • 1950
    The Golden Pavilion at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan burns down.
  • 1962
    The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • 1993
    37 participants in an Alevi cultural and literary festival are killed when a mob of demonstrators set fire to their hotel in Sivas during a violent protest.
  • 2001
    The AbioCor self contained artificial heart is first implanted.
  • 2002
    Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
  • 2010
    The South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo kills at least 230 people.

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