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1850: Sir Robert Peel, Tory prime minister (twice) and founder of the police force, died in London after a riding accident.

1921: Jack Dempsey defeated Georges Carpentier in Jersey City in the first boxing match to take more than a million dollars at the gate.

1937: Amelia Earhart Putnam, American aviator, and co-pilot Fred Noonan were lost near Howland Island in the Pacific during their attempt to fly round the world.

1950: US troops arrived in Korea. 1956: Elvis Presley (left) recorded Hound Dog and Don't Be Cruel in RCA's New York Studio. The release reached number one.

1961: Writer Ernest Hemingway died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds in Ketchum, Idaho. 1964: President Johnson signed the USA Civil Rights Bill, prohibiting racial discrimination. 2005: Live8 took place around the globe, as the world's biggest music stars united to press political leaders to tackle poverty in Africa.

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Date:Jul 2, 2019
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