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Historical Events In August - 02

Saturday, 18 September 2021

1775  On this day in history jose Angel Lamas, composer  

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

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 this day in history utrechtse Vroedschap flees  

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  On this day in history the first US Census is conducted.  

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

1802  On August - 02 napoleon declared "Counsel for Life"  

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

1819  On August - 02 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1632  On August - 02 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 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 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 August - 02.  

0640  On August - 02 severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies  

0686  On this day in history john V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies  

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on August - 02.  

1002  On August - 02 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 this day in history 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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