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Friday August 2, 2019

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2019 is the 214th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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)

  • 338 BC
    A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
  • 1790
    The first US Census is conducted.
  • 1870
    Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opens in London.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic of China killing more than 50,000 people.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1865
    Irving Babbitt, American literary critic (d. 1933)
  • 1868
    King Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
  • 1925
    Alan Whicker, British journalist and broadcaster
  • 1933
    Ioannis Varvitsiotis, Greek politician
  • 1941
    Ede Staal, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1942
    Isabel Allende, Chilean author
  • 1950
    Kathryn Harrold, American actress
  • 1962
    Lee Mavers, English musician, lead singer with The La’s
  • 1973
    Reyn Ouwehand, Dutch C=64 Composer
  • 1976
    Mohammad Zahid, Pakistani cricketer

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