July 2nd -This Day In History

July 2 is the 183rd day of the year. There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year.

+ 1822 – Thirty-five slaves are hanged in South Carolina, including Denmark Vesey, after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion.

+ 1921 – World War I: U.S. President Warren G. Harding signs the Knox–Porter Resolution formally ending the war between the United States and Germany.

+ 1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

+ 2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

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+ 1932 – Dave Thomas, American businessman and philanthropist, founded Wendy's (d. 2002)

+ 1937 – Richard Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster

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