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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.
  • 1377
    Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
  • 1934
    Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
  • 1990
    Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
  • 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?

  • 1871
    John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
  • 1938
    Terry Peck, Falkland Islands-born British soldier (d. 2006)
  • 1956
    Fulvio Melia, Italian-born American physicist, astrophysicist and author
  • 1976
    Sam Worthington, Australian actor
  • 1979
    Donna Air, English television presenter
  • 1979
    Marco Bonura, Italian footballer
  • 1979
    Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan middle- and long-distance runner
  • 1982
    Kerry Rhodes, American football player
  • 1988
    Brittany Hargest, American singer
  • 1988
    Rob Kwiet, Canadian ice hockey player

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