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Events of August 2nd:

August 2nd is the 214th day of the year (215th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 2nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 2nd:

1820 John Tyndall (physicist)

1892 Jack Warner (film producer)

1923 Shimon Peres (Israeli Prime Minister)

Shimon Peres

1925 Alan Whicker (broadcaster)

1932 Peter O'Toole (actor)

1939 Wes Craven (film director)

1942 Isabel Allende (author)

1950 Lance Ito (judge)

1951 Joe Lyn Turner (singer - Rainbow, Deep Purple)

1964 Mary-Louise Parker (actress)

1977 Edward Furlong (actor - Terminator 2)

August 2nd in History:

216 BC The Carthaginians led by Hannibal defeat a larger Roman army at the Battle of Cannae.


1610 Henry Hudson spots Hudson Bay.

1790 First US Census conducted.

1798 British navy defeats French in the Battle of the Nile.

1923 Calvin Coolidge becomes the US President after the death of his predecessor, Warren Harding.

Calvin Coolidge

1932 Carl D. Anderson discovers the positron.

1934 Adolf Hitler becomes German Führer, combining the roles of Head of State with Chancellor.

Adolf Hitler

1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident: US destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy allegedly come under attack from the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin.

1989 Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth after restoring democracy.

1990 Iraq invades Kuwait.

August 2nd is also:

Day of Airborne Forces (Russia)


People born on August 2nd are Leo


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