Historical Events for 2nd July 2019

1847 – Envelope bearing 1st US 10 cent stamps used (still exists today)
1906 – Yanks win by forfeit for the 1st time
1907 – US National Women’s Tennis Championship: Evelyn Sears beats fellow American Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 for her only major singles title
1928 – The Jenkins Television Corporation (owned by Charles Jenkins) goes on air with W3XK, the first television broadcasting station in the USA
1944 – German Field Marshal G√ľnther von Kluge replaces General von Rundstedt
1970 – 1st Boeing 747 to land in Amsterdam and Brussels
1986 – General strike against Pinochet regime in Chile
1993 – Muslim fundamentalists in Sivas, Turkey, set hotel on fire, kill 36
2002 – Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
2018 – British divers discover 12 boys and their coach alive in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand after being trapped for 9 days by monsoon flooding

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