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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.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1873
    The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco’s famous cable car system.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    Fall of the Ottoman Empire: an unsuccessful uprising led by the Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization against Ottoman Turkey, also known as the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising, takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    World War II: the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saves all but two of his crew.
  • 1944
    ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • 1985
    Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
  • 2005
    Air France Flight 358, lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport, and runs off the runway causing the plane to burst into flames leaving 12 injuries and no fatalities.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1890
    Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1922
    Gábor Agárdy, Hungarian actor (d. 2006)
  • 1924
    Carroll O'Connor, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1924
    James Baldwin, American writer (d. 1987)
  • 1925
    John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1938
    Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • 1938
    Terry Peck, Falkland Islands-born British soldier (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Isabel Allende, Chilean author
  • 1982
    Kerry Rhodes, American football player
  • 1992
    Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress

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