What happened this day in history August 2, 1939

What are the important events that happened on August 2, 1939? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 2, 1939: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 2, 1939 is the 214th day of the year 1939 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 20, 1939 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

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

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $7,076.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 2, 1939 Historical Events

  • 1939
    Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.

Who were born on August 2, 1939?

  • 1939
    Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
  • 1939
    John W. Snow, American 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1939
    Wes Craven, American film director

Who died on August 2, 1939?

  • 1939
    Harvey Spencer Lewis, American Rosicrucian mystic (b. 1883)

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