Friday August 2, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2024 is the 215th day of the year 2024 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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

August 2024

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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.

August 2 Historical Event(s)

Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness.
The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco’s famous cable car system.
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.
Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
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.
Three Rapid City, South Dakota officers stop a group of suspicious people on Anamosa Street. One man pulls out a revolver and fires six shots, killing one officer, mortally wounding another, and injuring the third.

Who were born on August 2?

Roger MacDougall, Scottish writer (d. 1993)
Palle Huld, Danish actor (d. 2010)
Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
Doris Coley, American singer (Shirelles) (d. 2000)
Isabel Allende, Chilean author
Joe Lynn Turner, American singer (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
Sammy McIlroy, Northern Irish footballer and manager
Isabel Pantoja, Spanish singer
Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer
Phil Williams, Radio 5live Presenter

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