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On this day: July 2

POSTED: 11:01 AM PDT Jun 27, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 01, 2013 

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

OTD July 2 - Vladimir Nabokov
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1977: Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov, known for the novels "Lolita" and "Pale Fire" and the memoir "Speak, Memory," dies of a viral infection at age 78 in Montreux, Switzerland.

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