A few things you may not have known about today, July 2.
- Today is the 183rd day of the year. It’s the middle day. There were 182 days before today, and 182 to go until 2011. (At noon today is the exact middle of the year.)
- Today is the same day of the week as New Years Day was.
July 2nd in history:
- It was day two of the Gettysburg Battle in 1863.
- In 1776 The Continental Congress adopted the Lee Resolution and voted to sever ties with Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was signed two days later, on July 4th.
- In 1947 a UFO crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. The U.S. Air Force claims it was a weather balloon.
- In 1961 the beloved writer, Ernest Hemingway, committed suicide.
- In 1962 the first Walmart opened its doors. In Arkansas.
- The Susan B. Anthony Dollar was introduced in 1979.
- More than one Will Smith movie has open on July 2nd.
People born on July 2nd: