“History develops, art stands still”- E. M. Forster. Do you feel history is the most boring subject? You will be surprised to know that every date is associated with some interesting and surprising facts. There are many facts still left unexplored about India and the world. History is full of fascinating and intriguing facts. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history- July 2.
What Happened in India on July 2?
- 1940 – Subhash Chandra Bose
Subhash Chandra Bose got arrested and detained in Calcutta over a protest and later home-bound on July 2.
- 1972 – Shimla Treaty
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Pakistani President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto signed the Shimla Treaty which contained the principles which should govern future relations between both countries.
- 2012-Monsoon rain in East India
The Eastern part of India was hit with heavy rainfall which killed at least 79 people and left 2.2 million homeless.
What Happened Around the World on June 2?
- 1956 – Elvis Presley
The famous American singer and actor Elvis Presley recorded his famous songs “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel”.
- 1964 – US President Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act into law.
- 1979 – Susan B. Anthony
The dollar was issued, the first US coin to honor a woman.
- 1989 – Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square student leader Wang Dan was arrested and imprisoned for spreading counterrevolutionary propaganda and incitement.
- 1991 – Donald Trump
Donald Trump proposed to Marla Maples and gave her a 7.5-carat diamond ring.
- 1997 – Men in Black
Men in Black was released on this day and later Men in Black won the Academy Award for Best Makeup.
- 2005 – Wimbledon Women’s Tennis
Venus Williams beat fellow American Lindsay Davenport for the 3rd of her 5 Wimbledon singles titles.
- 2014 – Former French President
Nicolas Sarkozy was criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors.
- 2019 – Lewis chess piece
A newly rediscovered Lewis chess piece was sold at auction for £735,000 in London.
- 2019 – Spider-Man: Far From Home
Spider-Man: Far From Home was released on this day.
Famous Birthdays on July 2
- 1990 – Margot Robbie
She is an Australian actress and producer born in Dalby, Queensland. She was recognized in the movie The Wolf of the Wall Street.
- 1991 – Kim Go-Eun
Kim Go-Eun is a South Korean actress and singer. She debuted in the film a Muse where she won several Best New Actress awards in South Korea.
- 1993 – Saweetie
Saweetie the rapper was born on this day. Her latest song is “Best Friend” with Doja Cat.
This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on July 2! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more entertaining and informative content, follow Leverage Edu on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.