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Emperor Valentinian III, begins his reign over the Western Roman Empire. His mother Galla Placidia ends her regency, but continues to exercise political influence at the court in Rome. (2. July 437)

Li Shimin, the future Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng in the Xuanwu Gate Incident. (2. July 626)

In China, Emperor Zhongzong of Tang inters the bodies of relatives in the Qianling Mausoleum, located on Mount Liang outside Chang'an. (2. July 706)

The imperial army proclaims Nicephorus Phocas Emperor of the Romans on the plains outside Cappadocian Caesarea. (2. July 963)

The Battle of Göllheim is fought between Albert I of Habsburg and Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg. (2. July 1298)

The Treaty of Tordesillas is ratified by Spain. (2. July 1494)

Bogdan III the One-Eyed becomes Voivode of Moldavia. (2. July 1504)

The Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola. (2. July 1555)

Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz. (2. July 1561)

Battle of Yamazaki: Toyotomi Hideyoshi defeats Akechi Mitsuhide. (2. July 1582)

The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place. (2. July 1613)

English Civil War: Battle of Marston Moor. (2. July 1644)

Europeans first visit Minnesota and see headwaters of Mississippi in an expedition led by Daniel Greysolon de Du Luth. (2. July 1679)

Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine. (2. July 1698)

The Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with the Kingdom of Great Britain although the wording of the formal Declaration of Independence is not approved until July 4. (2. July 1776)

Vermont becomes the first American territory to abolish slavery. (2. July 1777)

35 African American slaves are hanged in South Carolina, including Denmark Vesey, after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion. (2. July 1822)

Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia. (2. July 1823)

Twenty miles off the coast of Cuba, 53 rebelling African slaves led by Joseph Cinqué take over the slave ship Amistad. (2. July 1839)

The Russian Army crossed the Pruth river into the Danubian Principalities, Moldavia and Wallachia—providing the spark that set off the Crimean War. (2. July 1853)

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