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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1377Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness.
- 1776The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
- 1903Fall of the Ottoman Empire: an unsuccessful uprising led by the Internal Macedonian-Adrianople Revolutionary Organization against Ottoman Turkey, also known as the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising, takes place.
- 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.
- 1945World War II: the Potsdam Conference, at which the Allied Powers discuss the future of defeated Germany, is concluded.
- 1964Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy.
- 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.
- 1990Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
Who were born on August 2?
- 1674Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)
- 1740Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux, French general (d. 1817)
- 1871John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)
- 1937Garth Hudson, Canadian organist and keyboardist (The Band)
- 1956Jim Neidhart, American professional wrestler
- 1960Linda Fratianne, American figure skater
- 1963Laura Bennett, American architect and designer
- 1973Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer
- 1974Angie Cepeda, Colombian actress
- 1992Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress
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