July 2, 1017 - Cnut the Great married Queen Emma. Emma was the mother of Edward the Confessor by her first marriage to King Ethelred the Unready.
July 2, 1489 - Thomas Cranmer, future Archbishop of Canterbury for Henry VIII was born.
July 2, 1937 - The last communication is heard from Amelia Earhart and her navigator as they attempted to fly around the world. They were never heard from again and their fate remains a mystery to this day.