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Historical Events In August - 02

Friday, 03 July 2020

1775  On August - 02 jose Angel Lamas, composer  

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

1776  On August - 02 formal signing of Declaration of Independence  

1782  On this day in history george Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction  

1786  Utrechtse Vroedschap flees on this day in history.  

1787  On this day in history horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc  

1788  Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

1790  On August - 02 the first US Census is conducted.  

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

1792  On this day in history nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60  

1798  British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile on this day in history.  

1799  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1802  Napoleon declared "Counsel for Life" on August - 02.  

1802  On August - 02 nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster  

1811  William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1818  [Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major on August - 02.  

1819  On this day in history the first parachute jump in US  

1819  On this day in history 1st parachute jump in US  

1826  On this day in history william Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902  

1827  James Hewitt, composer, dies at 57 on August - 02.  

1831  Ten day campaign begins, Dutch army occupies Belgium on this day in history.  

1832  1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War on this day in history.  

1832  On August - 02 whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc  

1832  On this day in history henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)  

1834  On this day in history frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)  

1835  Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone) on this day in history.  

1849  On August - 02 mehemet Ali, British viceroy to Egypt, dies  

1854  On this day in history francis Marion Crawford, British author  

1858  The first street mailboxes-Boston, Mass on this day in history.  

1858  1st mailboxes installed in Boston & NYC streets on August - 02.  

1858  On this day in history a Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands  

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

1861  On this day in history skirmish at Dug Springs, MI  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  On August - 02 birth of johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)  

1533  On August - 02 birth of theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)  

1627  Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter was born on August - 02.  

1632  Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner) was born on this day in history.  

1672  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1703  On August - 02 birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  


Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  Stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies on this day in history.  

0640  On this day in history severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on this day in history.  

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on August - 02.  

1002  On this day in history abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64  

1075  On this day in history john VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies  

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

1222  Death of Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156) on August - 02.  

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