August 2: Day of the Week
August 2, 2019 is the 214th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 338 BCA 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.
- 1790The first US Census is conducted.
- 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.
- 1916World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
- 1918Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
- 1922A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic of China killing more than 50,000 people.
- 1944ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
- 1973A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
- 1989Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restoring democracy for the first time since 1972.
Who were born on August 2?
- 1865Irving Babbitt, American literary critic (d. 1933)
- 1868King Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
- 1925Alan Whicker, British journalist and broadcaster
- 1933Ioannis Varvitsiotis, Greek politician
- 1941Ede Staal, Dutch singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
- 1942Isabel Allende, Chilean author
- 1950Kathryn Harrold, American actress
- 1962Lee Mavers, English musician, lead singer with The La’s
- 1973Reyn Ouwehand, Dutch C=64 Composer
- 1976Mohammad Zahid, Pakistani cricketer
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