Historical Events In August - 02
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
1923 Warren Harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57 on this day in history.
1924 On this day in history carroll O'Connor born (Archie Bunker in All in the Family)
1924 On August - 02 the birth of James Baldwin, American writer
1924 Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game on this day in history.
1924 James Baldwin, NY, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country) on August - 02.
1925 On August - 02 alan Wicker, British broadcaster
1926 Betsy Bloomingdale, dept store mogul on this day in history.
1927 On this day in history brian Neill, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1928 Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia) on August - 02.
1929 Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR on this day in history.
1931 On this day in history spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
1932 The birth of Peter O'Toole, British actor on August - 02.
1932 Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chic Cubs on this day in history.
1932 On this day in history gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50
1934 On August - 02 death of Hindenberg. Hitler becomes head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces. Hitler proclaims himself "Fuehrer" and forces all military personnel to swear allegience to him.
1934 William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour on this day in history.
1934 1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it on this day in history.
1934 Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Hindenburg, soldier/statesman, dies at 86 on August - 02.
1937 The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal on this day in history.
1938 1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals) on August - 02.
1938 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer, dies at 76 on August - 02.
1939 Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers on August - 02.
1940 On this day in history clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death
1941 Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia on this day in history.
1941 German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman on this day in history.
1941 On this day in history jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70
1942 On August - 02 250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp
1942 Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1943 PT-109, under command of LTJG John F. Kennedy, cut in half by Japanese cruiser on this day in history.
1943 On this day in history revolt in Treblinka.
1943 On this day in history armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka
1944 Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts on August - 02.
1945 On August - 02 potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman & Churchill
1945 On August - 02 emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85