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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.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 1377
    Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness.
  • 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).
  • 1870
    Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opens in London.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
  • 1922
    A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic of China killing more than 50,000 people.
  • 1932
    The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1924
    Joe Harnell, American pianist, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Garth Hudson, Canadian organist and keyboardist (The Band)
  • 1945
    Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
  • 1965
    Hisanobu Watanabe, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1969
    Richard Hallebeek, Dutch jazz guitarist
  • 1972
    Jacinda Barrett, Australian model and actress
  • 1974
    Phil Williams, Radio 5live Presenter
  • 1976
    Reyes Estévez, Spanish mid-distance runner
  • 1977
    Edward Furlong, American actor
  • 1986
    Mathieu Razanakolona, Canadian-born Malagasy skier

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