The Daily News | July 2

Adrei Andreyevich Gromyko, Soviet president, died, 1989
Betty Grable died, 1973
John Fitch, American inventor and clockmaker, died, 1798
Saint Swithin died, 862
First US state litter legislation enacted (Oregon), 1971
Fred Gwyne, actor, died, 1993
Nostradamus (Michel de Notredame), French prophet, died, 1566
Vermont abolished slavery, 1777
“Of Black America” (hosted by Bill Cosby) premiered, 1968
Sherman Anti-Trust Act passed, 1890
Morrill Act signed (US land grant agricultural colleges), 1862
Rome became the capital of Italy, 1871
Continental Congress approved the US Declaration of Independence, 1776
Vladimir Nabokov, novelist, died, 1977
Ernest Hemingway, author (“The Sun Also Rises”), shot himself, 1961
New Jersey granted women’s suffrage, 1776
US Submarines Skate and Seadragon rendezvous under the North Pole, 1962
1,000,000th Chevrolet Corvette produced, 1992
James Abram Garfield, 20th US president, shot (Charles J Guiteau), 1881
Salvation Army founded (William Booth, London), 1865
Sir Robert Peel, British prime minister and founder of “Bobbies,” died, 1850
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher, died, 1778