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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1776
    The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
  • 1798
    French Revolutionary Wars: the Battle of the Nile concludes in a British victory.
  • 1873
    The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco’s famous cable car system.
  • 1916
    World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
  • 1923
    As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
  • 1945
    World War II: the Potsdam Conference, at which the Allied Powers discuss the future of defeated Germany, is concluded.
  • 1973
    A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1820
    John Tyndall, British physicist (d. 1893)
  • 1868
    King Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
  • 1912
    Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
  • 1915
    Gary Merrill, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1957
    Butch Vig, American record producer and drummer (Garbage)
  • 1969
    Fernando Couto, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972
    Daniele Nardello, Italian cyclist
  • 1972
    Jacinda Barrett, Australian model and actress
  • 1973
    Jay Meetze, American conductor and impresario
  • 1989
    Vanes-Mari Du Toit, South African netballer

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