Friday August 2, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2024 is the 215th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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.

August 2 Historical Event(s)

1377
Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness.
1776
The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
1830
Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
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.
1934
Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
1944
ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
1973
A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
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.
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 were born on August 2?

1910
Roger MacDougall, Scottish writer (d. 1993)
1912
Palle Huld, Danish actor (d. 2010)
1939
Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
1941
Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (d. 2000)
1942
Isabel Allende, Chilean author
1951
Joe Lynn Turner, American singer (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
1954
Sammy McIlroy, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1956
Isabel Pantoja, Spanish singer
1973
Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer
1974
Phil Williams, Radio 5live Presenter

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