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Sunday August 2, 2020

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2020 was the 215th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1870
    Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opens in London.
  • 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.
  • 1923
    As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
  • 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.
  • 1943
    Rebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.
  • 1945
    World War II: the Potsdam Conference, at which the Allied Powers discuss the future of defeated Germany, is concluded.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy.
  • 1968
    An earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
  • 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?

  • 1455
    John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1499)
  • 1740
    Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux, French general (d. 1817)
  • 1912
    Palle Huld, Danish actor (d. 2010)
  • 1912
    Vladimir Žerjavić, Croatian statistician (d. 2001)
  • 1943
    Max Wright, American actor
  • 1960
    David Yow, American vocalist (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard)
  • 1963
    Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
  • 1967
    Aline Brosh McKenna, American screenwriter
  • 1969
    Cedric Ceballos, American basketball player
  • 1975
    Mineiro, Brazilian footballer

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