Historical Events on August 2, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on August 2nd This Day in History

Year Name
2014 At least 146 people were killed and more than 114 injured in a factory explosion in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China.
2005 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.
1999 The Gaisal train disaster claims 285 lives in Assam, India.
1990 Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
1989 Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restored democracy for the first time since 1972.
1989 A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
1985 Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
1980 A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
1973 A flash fire kills 51 people at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
1968 An earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
1947 A British South American Airways Avro Lancastrian airliner crashes into a mountain during a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile. The wreckage would not be found until 1998.
1945 World War II: End of the Potsdam Conference.
1944 ASNOM: Birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in North Macedonia.
1944 World War II: The largest trade convoy of the world wars arrives safely in the Western Approaches.
1943 Jewish prisoners stage a revolt at Treblinka, one of the deadliest of Nazi death camps where approximately 900,000 persons were murdered in less than 18 months.
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.
1939 Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.
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.
1934 Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.
1932 The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
1923 Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes U.S. President upon the death of President Warren G. Harding.
1922 A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic of China killing more than 50,000 people.
1918 The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.
1916 World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
1914 The German occupation of Luxembourg during World War I begins.
1903 The Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising against the Ottoman Empire begins.
1897 Anglo-Afghan War: The Siege of Malakand ends when a relief column is able to reach the British garrison in the Malakand states.
1873 The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco's famous cable car system.
1870 Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, England, United Kingdom.
1869 Japan's Edo society class system is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms.
1858 The Government of India Act 1858 replaces Company rule in India with that of the British Raj.
1830 Charles X of France abdicates the throne in favor of his grandson Henri.
1798 French Revolutionary Wars: The Battle of the Nile concludes in a British victory.
1790 The first United States Census is conducted.
1776 The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.
1610 During Henry Hudson's search for the Northwest Passage, he sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay.
1415 Thomas Grey is executed for participating in the Southampton Plot.
1377 Russian troops are defeated by forces of the Blue Horde Khan Arapsha in the Battle on Pyana River.
1343 After the execution of her husband, Jeanne de Clisson sells her estates and raises a force of men with which to attack French shipping and ports.
1274 Edward I of England returns from the Ninth Crusade and is crowned King seventeen days later.
461 Majorian is arrested near Tortona (northern Italy) and deposed by the Suebian general Ricimer as puppet emperor.
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 The Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of Cannae.
Famous People Born on August 2

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Year Name
1983 Michel Bastos, Brazilian footballer
1867 Ernest Dowson, English poet, novelist, and short story writer (d. 1900)
1943 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player and coach
1944 Jim Capaldi, English drummer and singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
1960 Linda Fratianne, American figure skater
1931 Karl Miller, English journalist and critic (d. 2014)
1941 Doris Coley, American singer (d. 2000)
1939 Benjamin Barber, American theorist, author, and academic (d. 2017)
1979 Marco Bonura, Italian footballer
1902 Pope Cyril VI of Alexandria (d. 1971)
Famous People Deaths On August 2

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Date Name
1990 Norman Maclean, American short story writer and essayist (b. 1902)
1903 Edmond Nocard, French veterinarian and microbiologist (b. 1850)
1788 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (b. 1727)
1945 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer and educator (b. 1863)
2007 Chauncey Bailey, American journalist (b. 1950)
1986 Roy Cohn, American lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
2014 James Thompson, American-Finnish author (b. 1964)
1979 Thurman Munson, American baseball player (b. 1947)
1799 Jacques-ÿtienne Montgolfier, French inventor, co-invented the hot air balloon (b. 1745)
2004 Ferenc Berényi, Hungarian painter and academic (b. 1929)