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Friday August 2, 2019

August 2: Day of the Week

August 2, 2019 was the 214th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 151 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.

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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)

  • 1776
    The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
  • 1790
    The first US Census is conducted.
  • 1830
    Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
  • 1873
    The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco’s famous cable car system.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • 1945
    World War II: the Potsdam Conference, at which the Allied Powers discuss the future of defeated Germany, is concluded.
  • 1989
    Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restoring democracy for the first time since 1972.

Who were born on August 2?

  • 1878
    Aino Kallas, Finnish-born Estonian author (d. 1956)
  • 1890
    Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)
  • 1920
    Louis Pauwels, French journalist and writer (d. 1997)
  • 1924
    James Baldwin, American writer (d. 1987)
  • 1934
    Valery Bykovsky, Soviet cosmonaut
  • 1945
    Alex Jesaulenko, Australian rules footballer
  • 1957
    Butch Vig, American record producer and drummer (Garbage)
  • 1961
    Pete de Freitas, born in Trinidad, drummer with Echo & the Bunnymen (d. 1989)
  • 1963
    Laura Bennett, American architect and designer
  • 1970
    Tony Amonte, American ice hockey player

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