This Day In History – July 2

1962

Wal-Mart Discount City opened in Rogers, Arkansas.

It was the first Walmart store.

1964

It was on this day that U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

This law made it no longer legal in the United States to discriminate against others because of their race.

It is still in effect, with discrimination because of gender, age and religion also prohibited. 

1995

Forbes’ magazine reported that Microsoft’s chairman, Bill Gates, was the worth $12.9 billion, making him the world’s richest man.

In 1999, he was worth about $77 billion.

Today, he’s worth $79.3 billion!

-Tyler Jackson

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