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Monday August 2, 2021

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2021 is the 214th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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August 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1776
    The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
  • 1869
    Japan’s samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (Shinōkōshō) is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese date: June 25, 1869).
  • 1897
    Anglo-Afghan wars: The Siege of Malakand ends when a relief column is able to reach the British garrison in the Malakand region of colonial India’s North West Frontier Province.
  • 1916
    World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
  • 1918
    Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    World War II: the Potsdam Conference, at which the Allied Powers discuss the future of defeated Germany, is concluded.
  • 1985
    Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
  • 1989
    Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restoring democracy for the first time since 1972.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1890
    Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1924
    Carroll O'Connor, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1925
    Alan Whicker, British journalist and broadcaster
  • 1931
    Eddie Fuller, South African cricketer (d. 2008)
  • 1950
    Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)
  • 1955
    Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
  • 1967
    Aaron Krickstein, American tennis player
  • 1971
    Alice Evans, English actress
  • 1975
    Ingrid Rubio, Spanish actress
  • 1977
    Edward Furlong, American actor

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