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Historical Events In August - 02

Sunday, 27 September 2020

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

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

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

1782  George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction on this day in history.  

1786  On this day in history utrechtse Vroedschap flees  

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

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

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

1791  On August - 02 samuel Briggs & his son, patent nail-making machine  

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

1798  British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile on August - 02.  

1799  Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, balloonist, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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 August - 02.  

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 this day in history 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 August - 02.  

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

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

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

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  Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty) on this day in history.  

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

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

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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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  On August - 02 john VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies  

1100  Death of William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 on this day in history.  

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

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