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July 02, 1937

Amelia Earhart Lost

The Lockheed aircraft carrying legendary American aviator Amelia Earhart and her copilot Frederick Noonan is reported missing. In 1928, the 30-year-old Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, and in 1932 she became the first female pilot to cross it solo. In 1937, she set of...

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July 02, 1982

Man Flies in a Lawn Chair

Southern Californian truck driver and Vietnam War veteran Larry Walters always wanted to become a US Air Force Pilot, but because of his poor eyesight this proved impossible. Still, he never abandoned his dreams of flying among the clouds, and in the summer of 1982 he decided to take matters into hi...

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July 02, 626

Incident at Xuanwu Gate

On this day in 626, Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, ambushed and killed his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in what became known as the Incident at Xuanwu Gate. Li Shimin was then installed as Emperor of China. The rivalry between the four brothers began at a young...

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