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Historical Events In August - 02

Wednesday, 06 July 2022

1775  Jose Angel Lamas, composer on August - 02.  

1776  On this day in history formal signing of the Declaration of Independence  

1776  Formal signing of Declaration of Independence on this day in history.  

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

1786  Utrechtse Vroedschap flees on August - 02.  

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  The first US Census is conducted on August - 02.  

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 this day in history british under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile  

1799  On this day in history jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, balloonist, dies at 54  

1802  On this day in history 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 August - 02 nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster  

1811  William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80 on August - 02.  

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

1819  On August - 02 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  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 August - 02.  

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

1832  On August - 02 henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)  

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

1835  On this day in history elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone)  

1849  Mehemet Ali, British viceroy to Egypt, dies on this day in history.  

1854  On August - 02 francis Marion Crawford, British author  

1858  The first street mailboxes-Boston, Mass on August - 02.  

1858  On this day in history 1st mailboxes installed in Boston & NYC streets  

1858  A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands on August - 02.  

1858  On August - 02 a Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76  

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

1533  Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on this day in history.  

1627  On this day in history birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter  

1632  On this day in history birth of kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)  

1672  Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733) was born on August - 02.  

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

1696  On this day in history birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia  

1703  Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775) was born on August - 02.  

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  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on August - 02.  

0924  On August - 02 death of Ælfweard of Wessex  

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

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

1100  On this day in history 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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