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Historical Events In August - 02

Sunday, 28 February 2021

1923  On August - 02 warren Harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57  

1924  On August - 02 carroll O'Connor born (Archie Bunker in All in the Family)  

1924  On this day in history the birth of James Baldwin, American writer  

1924  On this day in history joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game  

1924  On this day in history james Baldwin, NY, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country)  

1925  On this day in history 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  On August - 02 mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)  

1929  On this day in history phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR  

1931  Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status on this day in history.  

1932  The birth of Peter O'Toole, British actor on this day in history.  

1932  Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chic Cubs on this day in history.  

1932  Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1934  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 on this day in history.  

1934  William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour on August - 02.  

1934  1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it on this day in history.  

1934  On this day in history paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Hindenburg, soldier/statesman, dies at 86  

1937  On August - 02 the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal.  

1938  1st test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals) on August - 02.  

1938  Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer, dies at 76 on this day in history.  

1939  On this day in history hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers  

1940  Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death on this day in history.  

1941  Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia on August - 02.  

1941  German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman on this day in history.  

1941  Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70 on August - 02.  

1942  250 Dutch Catholic Jews arrested, transported to Amersfoort camp on August - 02.  

1942  Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

1943  On August - 02 pT-109, under command of LTJG John F. Kennedy, cut in half by Japanese cruiser  

1943  On August - 02 revolt in Treblinka.  

1943  Armed revolt breaks out in Treblinka on this day in history.  

1944  Amsterdam soccer team "The Volewijckers" plays in orange shirts on this day in history.  

1945  Potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman & Churchill on August - 02.  

1945  On this day in history emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99) was born on August - 02.  

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

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

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

1672  On August - 02 birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)  

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  On August - 02 birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  

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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 August - 02.  

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  On August - 02 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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