About August 2

August 2, 2021 is the 214th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 151 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Leo is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 183 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 2

  • 338 BC
    A 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.
  • 216 BC
    Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae – The Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
  • 1377
    Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness.
  • 1776
    The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
  • 1790
    The first US Census is conducted.
  • 1798
    French Revolutionary Wars: the Battle of the Nile concludes in a British victory.
  • 1830
    Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
  • 1869
    Japan’s samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (Shinōkōshō) is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese date: June 25, 1869).
  • 1873
    The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco’s famous cable car system.
  • 1903
    Fall 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.
  • 1916
    World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
  • 1918
    The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.
  • 1923
    As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
  • 1934
    Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
  • 1943
    Rebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.
  • 1943
    World 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.
  • 1968
    An earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
  • 1980
    A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
  • 1989
    A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
  • 2011
    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.

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