What happened this day in history August 2, 2011

What are the important events that happened on August 2, 2011? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 2, 2011: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 2, 2011 is the 214th day of the year 2011 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 20, 2011 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 364,512 hours 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 ‘dihectadecatetragon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,774.50. (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 Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 2, 2011 Historical Events

  • 2011
    Three Rapid City, South Dakota officers stop a group of suspicious people on Anamosa Street. One man pulls out a revolver and fires six shots, killing one officer, mortally wounding another, and injuring the third.

Who died on August 2, 2011?

  • 2011
    DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)

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