Video: 'World of Mysteries - In Search of Amelia Earhart'
(Friday, July 2, 1937, 8:43 a.m. local time/4:43 p.m. EDT) — Aviator Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared today over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight along the equator in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra. Continue reading Aviator Amelia Earhart disappears over Pacific Ocean 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 2 1937)
(Saturday, July 2, 1977) — “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: '45 85 Part 2' (July 2, 1947, at 6:33)
(Wednesday, July 2, 1947; during the Cold War) — Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov walked out of a conference with representatives of the British and French governments today in Paris, signaling the Soviet Union’s rejection of the Marshall Plan (officially known as the European Recovery Program, ERP), an American initiative to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II. Continue reading Soviets reject Marshall Plan European recovery 70 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 2 1947)