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This Day in History: July 2

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1776, The Continental Congress passed a resolution that "these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, Free and Independent States.
  2. In 1777, Vermont becomes the first American Colony to abolish Slavery.
  3. In In 1937, aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator.
  4. In 1979, Susan B Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman.
  5. In 1992, Chevrolet builds the 1,000,000th Corvette.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Thurgood Marshall (American Civil Rights Lawyer and first African-American Supreme Court Justice), Larry David (actor, creator of "Seinfeld"), Ashley Tisdale (actress), Medgar Evers (American Civil Rights Activist)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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