It happened on … July 2

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It happened on ... July 2





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It happened on … July 2

Find out about the main events that have taken place on this day over the years.

2008

Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are released by the Colombian armed forces.






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2002

Steve Fossett becomes the first man to fly around the world in non-stop balloons.






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1998

The book “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” is the second novel in the series to be published.






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1985

The automaker General Motors announces that it will install an electronic GPS navigation system in its high-end vehicles.






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1976

North Vietnam and South Vietnam are reunited again. The two countries will henceforth form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

1962

The first Wal-Mart store opens in Rogers, Arkansas.






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1956

Elvis Presley records the songs “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel”.






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1850

B.J. Lane invents the first gas mask.

1698

Thomas Savery invents the steam engine.

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