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Sunday August 2, 2020

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2020 is the 215th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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.
  • 1830
    Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    Rebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.
  • 1968
    An earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1858
    Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1934)
  • 1878
    Aino Kallas, Finnish-born Estonian author (d. 1956)
  • 1949
    Bertalan Farkas, Hungarian cosmonaut
  • 1950
    Sue Rodriguez, Canadian assisted suicide advocate (d. 1994)
  • 1961
    Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  • 1965
    Hisanobu Watanabe, Japanese baseball player and coach
  • 1978
    Matt Guerrier, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Aleksander Emelianenko, Russian MMA fighter, brother of Fedor Emelianenko
  • 1991
    Evander Kane, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992
    Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress

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