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Historical Events In August - 02

Sunday, 07 March 2021

1775  On August - 02 jose Angel Lamas, composer  

1776  On August - 02 formal signing of the Declaration of Independence  

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 August - 02 utrechtse Vroedschap flees  

1787  Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc on August - 02.  

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

1790  The first US Census is conducted on August - 02.  

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

1792  Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60 on August - 02.  

1798  On August - 02 british under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile  

1799  Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, balloonist, dies at 54 on August - 02.  

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  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  [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  1st parachute jump in US on August - 02.  

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 this day in history 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  Whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc on August - 02.  

1832  Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society) on August - 02.  

1834  On August - 02 frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)  

1835  Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone) on August - 02.  

1849  Mehemet Ali, British viceroy to Egypt, dies on August - 02.  

1854  Francis Marion Crawford, British author on this day in history.  

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

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

1858  On August - 02 a Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands  

1858  A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76 on August - 02.  

1861  Skirmish at Dug Springs, MI on this day in history.  

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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  On August - 02 birth of kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)  

1672  Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733) was born on this day in history.  

1674  On August - 02 birth of philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)  

1696  On August - 02 birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia  

1703  Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  

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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 August - 02.  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on August - 02.  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on August - 02.  

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 August - 02 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 this day in history.  

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