2 July is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years). There are 182 days remaining until the end of the year.
- 1996: Cornelius Fudge is sacked from his office of Minister for Magic after the wizarding community screams for his resignation for a fortnight, as a consequence of the Battle of the Department of Mysteries. Rufus Scrimgeour, hitherto Head of the Auror Office, succeeds Fudge in the post.
Behind the scenes
- 1988: Edward Randell, who played Justin Finch-Fletchley, is born.
- 1998: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is published.
- 2008: Elizabeth Spriggs, who played The Fat Lady in film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, dies at the age of 78.