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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Today 'First' in July 2 :

  • 1613 – The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place.
  • 1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.
  • 1777 – Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery.
  • 1900 – The first Zeppelin flight takes place on Lake Constance near FriedrichshafenGermany.
  • 1929 – Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician, 10th First Lady of the Philippines
  • 1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.
  • 1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • 1966 – The French military explodes a nuclear test bomb codenamed Aldébaran in Mururoa, their first nuclear test in the Pacific.
  • 2000 – Vicente Fox Quesada is elected the first President of México from an opposition party, the Partido Acción Nacional, after more than 70 years of continuous rule by the Partido Revolucionario Institucional.
  • 2001 – The AbioCor self-contained artificial heart is first implanted.
  • 2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
Source : Wikipedia.org

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