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July 2 ():
- 1776 – The Second Continental Congress passed the Lee Resolution, declaring independence from Great Britain. Two days later it formally announced the Declaration of Independence.
- 1890 – The Sherman Antitrust Act went into effect, giving the federal government broad powers to investigate monopolies and cartels.
- 1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted, outlawing racial and sexual discrimination in privately owned businesses that serve the public.