TODAY IN HISTORY - July 2nd:

1956 - Elvis Presley records "Hound Dog" & "Don't Be Cruel"
1978 - Pitcher Ron Guidry sets Yankee record of 13-0 start
1979 - Susan B Anthony dollar is issued, 1st US coin to honor a woman
1991 - Donald Trump proposes to Marla Maples and gives her a 7½ karat diamond ring
1992 - Braniff Airlines goes out of business

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1947 - Larry David, Brooklyn NY, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
1979 - Sam Hornish, Jr., American race car driver
1986 - Lindsay Lohan, New York City, New York, American actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
2004 - Actress Mira Sorvino (36) weds actor Christopher Backus (23) in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse

GOODBYE TO:

1961 - Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate, dies from suicide at 61
1993 - Fred Gwynne, actor (Herman-Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
1997 - Jimmy Stewart, actor (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 89
1999 - Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

For more historical events, visit:  www.historyorb.com/day/july/2

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