What happened this day in history August 2

What are the important events that happened on August 2? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 2: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 2 is the 215th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 20, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,596,326,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecapentagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 194 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,781 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 2 Historical Events

  • 216 BC
    Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae – The Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
  • 1610
    Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1918
    The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.
  • 1923
    As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
  • 1934
    Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
  • 1937
    The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
  • 1943
    Rebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.
  • 1944
    ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy.
  • 1989
    A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1702
    Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau, German Prince (d. 1769)
  • 1895
    Matt Henderson, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1970)
  • 1919
    Nehemiah Persoff, American actor
  • 1928
    Malcolm Hilton, English cricketer (d. 1990)
  • 1950
    Kathryn Harrold, American actress
  • 1953
    Marjo, Quebec singer
  • 1958
    Arshad Ayub, Indian cricketer
  • 1972
    Mohamed Al-Deayea, Saudi Arabian footballer
  • 1976
    Jay Heaps, American footballer
  • 1988
    Brittany Hargest, American singer

Who died on August 2?

  • 1903
    Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian (b. 1850)
  • 1934
    Paul von Hindenburg, German field marshal and 2nd President of Germany (b. 1847)
  • 1936
    Louis Blériot, French aviation pioneer (b. 1872)
  • 1939
    Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883)
  • 1972
    Brian Cole, American bass player (The Association) (b. 1942)
  • 1978
    Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer (b. 1899)
  • 1990
    Norman Maclean, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1996
    Michel Debré, French politician (b. 1912)
  • 2003
    Don Estelle, British actor (b. 1933)
  • 2004
    Ferenc Berényi, Hungarian painter (b. 1929)

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