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Thursday August 2, 2018

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2018 was the 214th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 338 BC
    A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
  • 1790
    The first US Census is conducted.
  • 1798
    French Revolutionary Wars: the Battle of the Nile concludes in a British victory.
  • 1830
    Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1858
    Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1934)
  • 1865
    John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (d. 1955)
  • 1939
    Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
  • 1939
    John W. Snow, American 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1955
    Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
  • 1955
    Tony Godden, English footballer
  • 1961
    Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  • 1975
    Xu Huaiwen, Chinese-born German badminton player
  • 1979
    Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan middle- and long-distance runner
  • 1980
    Ugur Rifat Karlova, Turkish TV and stage entertainer

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