This Day in History: 2 July

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1505 After an encounter with a violent thunderstorm, Martin Luther declares that he will become a monk
1681 Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high treason
1687 King James II disbands English parliament
1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.



1262 Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312)
1363 Mary, Queen of Sicily (d. 1401)
1489 Thomas Cranmer, England, archbishop/reformer/martyr
1492 Elizabeth Tudor, English princess (d. 1495)


1109 King Alfonso VI of Castile (b. 1040)
1523 Hendrik Voes, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
1523 John of Esschen, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake

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