August 2: Day of the Week
August 2, 2022 was the 214th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1869Japan’s samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (Shinōkōshō) is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese date: June 25, 1869).
- 1870Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opens in London.
- 1897Anglo-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.
- 1943World War II: the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saves all but two of his crew.
- 1944ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
- 1964Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy.
- 1968An earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
- 1989A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
- 1990Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
- 2005Air 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?
- 1933Ioannis Varvitsiotis, Greek politician
- 1941Ede Staal, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1943Max Wright, American actor
- 1948Dennis Prager, American radio talk show host and author
- 1950Kathryn Harrold, American actress
- 1961Pete de Freitas, born in Trinidad, drummer with Echo & the Bunnymen (d. 1989)
- 1966M.V. Sridhar, Indian cricketer
- 1967Aaron Krickstein, American tennis player
- 1969Jan Axel Blomberg Norwegian drummer (Dimmu Borgir, Winds, Mayhem)
- 1977Edward Furlong, American actor
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