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July 2


1776   The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with Great Britain

1777   Vermont is first American state to vote to abolish slavery.

1937   Amelia Earhart's plane disappears while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator.

1962   The first Wal-Mart store officially opens for business.

xxxx   The year is half way over!

Famous Birthdays:

1908   Thurgood Marshall (First African-American US Supreme Court Justice)

1937   Richard Petty (NASCAR race driver)

1946   Ron Silver (Actor)

1964   Jose Canseco (Baseball Player)

1985   Ashley Tisdale (Actress)

1986   Lindsay Lohan (Actress)

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