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2 July

311 – Rome – Miltiades became Pope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Miltiades

626 – China – Xuanwu Gate Incident. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xuanwu_Gate_Incident

866 – Neustra – Battle of Brissarthe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brissarthe

1298 – Germany – Battle of Göllheim. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Göllheim

1582 – Japan – Battle of Yamazaki. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yamazaki


1644 – England – Battle of Marston Moor (English Civil War). https://youtu.be/QpV9uHnARnk WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/medieval/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=24

1757 – GB – Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle became Prime Minister (Whig). https://www.gov.uk/government/history/past-prime-ministers/thomas-pelham-holles-1st-duke-of-newcastle

1777 – USA – Vermont became first territory to abolish slavery.


1822 – USA – Denmark Vesey (Telemaque) and 24 others hanged, for planning a slave rebellion. https://youtu.be/j05sCUvzKQ0 WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark_Vesey


1839 – Cuba – Off coast of, 53 African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué rebel and take over slave ship Amistad. http://youtu.be/CSx9tjj_jyY WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Scinque.htm.


1881 – USA – President James Garfield shot by Charles J Guiteau. https://youtu.be/v9AbH_XF9sw WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/jamesgarfield


1897 – UK – Guglielmo Marconi received patent for Radio. https://youtu.be/g57z0qFdPdQ  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi

1900 – Germany – First Zeppelin flight at Lake Constance, Friedrichshafen. http://youtu.be/VxdlzM03ksI  http://www.airships.net/zeppelins


1917 – USA – East St. Louis Riots ended. https://youtu.be/7lZPGL1u0XI WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_St._Louis_riots


1934 – Germany – Night of the Long Knives ended. https://youtu.be/boe0IQ6lGNk WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_of_the_Long_Knives


1937 – Pacific Ocean – Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear whilst attempting first equatorial round the world flight. https://youtu.be/N2uNOlQslJ8  http://www.ameliaearhart.com/

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Bremen (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1943 – USA – US Navy plane crashed near Dutch Harbour NAS, AK, 10 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430702-1

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Syracuse Municipal Airport, NY, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440702-2

1945 – Papua New Guinea – RAF plane crashed near Samarai Island, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450702-4

1945 – Myanmar – RAF plane crashed at Akyab Harbour, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450702-5

1949 – Australia – MacRobertson Miller Airlines plane crashed near Guildford Airport, WA, 18 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490702-0

1950 – Japan – Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto burned down.

1963 – USA – Mohawk Airlines Flight 112 crashed at Rochester-Monroe County Airport, New York, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19630702-0

1994 – USA – US Air Flight 1016 crashed at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC, 37 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19940702-0

2002 – Australia – Steve Fossett landed in Queensland completeing the first solo around the world nonstop flight in a balloon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Fossett

2010 – Congo – Tank truck exploded in South Kivu, 230 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catastrophe_of_Sange

2013 – Sumatra – Earthquake measuring 6.1Mw, epicentre Kalaketol, 35 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Aceh_earthquake

2015 – Pakistan – Gujranwala derailment, 19 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Gujranwala_derailment

2015 – Philippines – Sinking of Kim Nirvana-B ferry, 62 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33358610