What happened on 02 July?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 02 July, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 02 JULY

2016 | A total of 341 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Karrada, Baghdad.

2013 | The International Astronomical Union named the fourth and fifth months of Pluto, Kerberos, and Styx.

2013 | A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Aceh, Indonesia and killing at least 42 people, and injuring 420 others.

2008 | Colombian conflict: Íngrid Betancourt, a member of the Colombian House of Representatives, was released from prison after being detained for six and a half years by the FARC.

2005 | The Live 8 benefit concerts were held in the G8 states and South Africa. More than 1 000 musicians performed and broadcasted on 182 television networks and 2 000 radio networks.

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BIRTHDAYS

1979 | Canadian ice hockey player, Joe Thornton.

1952 | Ukrainian race walker and coach, Anatoliy Solomin.

1990 | New Zealand rugby league player, Bill Tupou

1958 | Indian actor, Pavan Malhotra;

1987 | Spanish footballer, Esteban Granero.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1989 | Soviet economist and politician, Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, Andrei Gromyko, 80.

2016 | Fourth & sixth Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Patrick Manning, 70.  

2013 | American bishop, Anthony G. Bosco, 86

2008 | English actress and screenwriter, Elizabeth Spriggs, 79.

2006 | American comedian, actor, and game show host, Jan Murray, 90.

SPORTS

1950 | England we defeated 1-0 on this day in the World Cup finals in Brazil by Spain and eliminated in the group stage.

ENTERTAINMENT

1991 | On this day, Boyz n the Hood premiered in Los Angeles and was released theatrically in the United States ten days later.

AFRICA FACT

The Eastern, Western, and Sinai deserts are three deserts found in Egypt.

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