Historical Events In August - 02
Saturday, 18 September 2021
1775 On this day in history jose Angel Lamas, composer
1776 Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence on August - 02.
1776 Formal signing of Declaration of Independence on this day in history.
1782 George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction on August - 02.
1786 On this day in history utrechtse Vroedschap flees
1787 Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc on August - 02.
1788 On August - 02 thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61
1790 On this day in history the first US Census is conducted.
1791 On August - 02 samuel Briggs & his son, patent nail-making machine
1792 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.
1798 On August - 02 british under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile
1799 On August - 02 jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, balloonist, dies at 54
1802 The French make Bonaparte first consul for life August 2 and give him the right to name his successor on August - 02.
1802 On August - 02 napoleon declared "Counsel for Life"
1802 Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster on this day in history.
1811 William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1818 On August - 02 [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major
1819 On August - 02 the first parachute jump in US
1819 On this day in history 1st parachute jump in US
1826 William Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902 on this day in history.
1827 On this day in history james Hewitt, composer, dies at 57
1831 On August - 02 ten day campaign begins, Dutch army occupies Belgium
1832 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War on this day in history.
1832 On this day in history whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc
1832 Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society) on this day in history.
1834 Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty) on August - 02.
1835 Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone) on this day in history.
1849 Mehemet Ali, British viceroy to Egypt, dies on August - 02.
1854 On August - 02 francis Marion Crawford, British author
1858 The first street mailboxes-Boston, Mass on August - 02.
1858 1st mailboxes installed in Boston & NYC streets on this day in history.
1858 On this day in history a Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands
1858 On August - 02 a Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76
1861 On this day in history skirmish at Dug Springs, MI