July 2nd holidays

July 2nd is the 183rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. On this day, British-Italian engineer Guglielmo Marconi obtains a patent for radio in London, the first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas, and Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon. Famous birthdays include, Herman Hesse and Larry David. Today is World UFO Day