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Tuesday August 2, 2022

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2022 is the 214th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1918
    The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.
  • 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.
  • 1980
    A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
  • 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?

  • 1674
    Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)
  • 1815
    Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)
  • 1871
    John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
  • 1902
    Helen Morgan, American actress (d. 1941)
  • 1924
    James Baldwin, American writer (d. 1987)
  • 1930
    Vali Myers, Australian painter (d. 2003)
  • 1949
    James Fallows, American journalist
  • 1954
    Sammy McIlroy, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • 1959
    Victoria Jackson, American comedian
  • 1970
    Tony Amonte, American ice hockey player

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