2nd July

The events happened on 2nd July are :

1839 : Captured Africans revolt aboard the slave ship Amistad : On this day, Joseph Cinqué led 53 recently abducted Africans in the Amistad mutiny, a slave rebellion aboard a Spanish schooner sailing from Havana to Puerto Príncipe, Cuba. The slaves spared the life of a Spanish navigator so that he could sail them home to Sierra Leone, but instead he headed the ship northward, and it was later seized by the U.S. Navy. The mutineers' trial resulted in a surprising victory for the American abolitionist movement in 1841 when the U.S. Supreme Court freed the rebels.

1979 : The United States first issued the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.

1932 : U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the term “New Deal” in his acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination.

1881 : Shot on this day, U.S. President James A. Garfield died several weeks later on September 19.

1865 : In London's East End, William Booth founded the ministry soon to be called the Salvation Army.

1776 : After a dramatic all-night ride, Delaware delegate Caesar Rodney arrived just in time to cast the decisive vote approving the Declaration of Independence.

1644 : At the Battle of Marston Moor, Parliamentary forces handed the Royalists their first major defeat in the English Civil War.

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