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Wednesday August 2, 2023

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2023 is the 214th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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

August 2023

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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.
  • 1776
    The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
  • 1870
    Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opens in London.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic of China killing more than 50,000 people.
  • 1939
    Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy.
  • 1989
    A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1702
    Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau, German Prince (d. 1769)
  • 1891
    Arthur Bliss, British composer and Master of the Queen’s Music (d. 1975)
  • 1924
    Carroll O'Connor, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1945
    Joanna Cassidy, American actress
  • 1955
    Tim Dunigan, American actor
  • 1963
    Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
  • 1970
    Tony Amonte, American ice hockey player
  • 1976
    Reyes Estévez, Spanish mid-distance runner
  • 1981
    Aleksander Emelianenko, Russian MMA fighter, brother of Fedor Emelianenko
  • 1985
    Harry Smith, Canadian professional wrestler

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