July 02

This Day in History

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 … (more...)

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 … (more...)

1566

Nostradamus Dies

On this day in 1566 French astrologist, apothecary, and seer Nostradamus died at the age of 62. Nostradamus is often credited with predicting many major world events, most of which were cataclysmic … (more...)

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 … (more...)