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

  • 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.
  • 1610
    Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.
  • 1776
    The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
  • 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).
  • 1870
    Tower Subway, the world’s first underground tube railway, opens in London.
  • 1873
    The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco’s famous cable car system.
  • 1897
    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.
  • 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
    Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
  • 1922
    A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic of China killing more than 50,000 people.
  • 1923
    As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
  • 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.
  • 1944
    ASNOM: birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
  • 1964
    Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy.
  • 1973
    A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
  • 1989
    A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
  • 1990
    Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
  • 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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