July 2 ⇒Back
July 2 ⇒Back
July 28, 1794 – ★Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris.
August 23, 1892 - ★(death) Deodoro da Fonseca, the first president of Brazil。
August 16, 1977 - ◆(death) Elvis Presley, American singer, actor, and guitarist. (timeline)
August 4, 1997 - ◆Two wooden crosses in the Christ's grave are cut off. (timeline)
The grave is located in Shingo village, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
Shingo village is the location of what is purported to be the last resting place of Jesus, located in the "Tomb of Jesus" (Kirisuto no haka), and the residence of Jesus' last descendants, the family of Sajiro Sawaguchi. According to the Sawaguchi family's claims, Jesus Christ did not die on the cross at Golgotha. Instead his brother, Isukiri, took his place on the cross, while Jesus fled across Siberia to Mutsu Province, in northern Japan. Once in Japan, he became a rice farmer, married, and raised a family with three daughters near what is now Shingo. While in Japan, it is asserted that he traveled, learned, and eventually died at the age of 106. His body was exposed on a hilltop for four years. According to the customs of the time, Jesus' bones were collected, bundled, and buried in the mound purported to be the grave of Jesus Christ.
The day is the 100th anniversary of Thomas Edison's patent on the Kinetoscope (August 4, 1897 in the Japanese calendar), the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Supreme Court of Japan (August 4, 1947) and the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the NSC and the CIA in the US (August 4, 1947 in the Japanese calendar).
The day is July 2 in the Japanese calendar and is the 20th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley (July 2, 1977 in the Japanese calendar).
The editor found the article in the Japanese Wikipedia on September 22, 2012. I copied the image of the site just in case. And as I had expected, the article concerned was partly deleted from the site soon after.
August 4, 1997 - ◆(death) Jeanne Calment, French supercentenarian.
She had the longest confirmed human lifespan in history, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days.