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Monday August 2, 2021

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2021 was the 214th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1873
    The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco’s famous cable car system.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1835
    Elisha Gray, American inventor and entrepreneur (d. 1901)
  • 1922
    Gábor Agárdy, Hungarian actor (d. 2006)
  • 1924
    Carroll O'Connor, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1944
    Naná Vasconcelos, Brazilian jazz percussionist and vocalist
  • 1948
    Andy Fairweather Low, Welsh guitarist (Amen Corner)
  • 1949
    James Fallows, American journalist
  • 1951
    Per Westerberg, Swedish politician
  • 1980
    Ivica Banović, Croatian footballer
  • 1983
    Nick Diaz, American MMA fighter
  • 1988
    Brittany Hargest, American singer

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