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Historical Events In August - 02

Thursday, 24 June 2021

1775  Jose Angel Lamas, composer on this day in history.  

1776  Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence on August - 02.  

1776  On August - 02 formal signing of Declaration of Independence  

1782  George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction on August - 02.  

1786  Utrechtse Vroedschap flees on August - 02.  

1787  Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61  

1790  The first US Census is conducted on this day in history.  

1791  On this day in history samuel Briggs & his son, patent nail-making machine  

1792  On August - 02 nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60  

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  On August - 02 the French make Bonaparte first consul for life August 2 and give him the right to name his successor  

1802  On this day in history napoleon declared "Counsel for Life"  

1802  On this day in history nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster  

1811  On August - 02 william Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80  

1818  On this day in history [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major  

1819  On August - 02 the first parachute jump in US  

1819  1st parachute jump in US on this day in history.  

1826  On August - 02 william Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902  

1827  On this day in history james Hewitt, composer, dies at 57  

1831  Ten day campaign begins, Dutch army occupies Belgium on August - 02.  

1832  1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War on August - 02.  

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 August - 02.  

1849  On this day in history mehemet Ali, British viceroy to Egypt, dies  

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 August - 02.  

1858  A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands on this day in history.  

1858  A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1861  On August - 02 skirmish at Dug Springs, MI  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  On this day in history birth of johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)  

1533  Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on August - 02.  

1627  Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

1632  Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner) was born on August - 02.  

1672  On August - 02 birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)  

1674  Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723) was born on August - 02.  

1696  Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia was born on August - 02.  

1703  On this day in history birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  On August - 02 stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on this day in history.  

0686  On August - 02 john V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies  

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on this day in history.  

1002  Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64 on August - 02.  

1075  John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies on August - 02.  

1100  On August - 02 death of william II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44  

1222  On August - 02 death of count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156)  

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