On this day: July 2

Published: Jun 27 2012 02:01:06 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 02 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

A president is shot, a Supreme Court justice is born, aliens land -- or not -- and an acting legend passes, all on this day.

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2005: MTV and VH1 air the eight hours of the Live 8 concerts. The performances, featuring U2, Coldplay, Madonna, Dave Matthews Band and a reunited Pink Floyd among many others, were held in eight cities to raise awareness of poverty in Africa.

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    The U.S. Constitution is signed, the Civil War sees the bloodiest battle in American history, the prototype space shuttle Enterprise is unveiled, and the Camp David Accords bring peace between Egypt and Israel, all on this day.