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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  

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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  On this day in history birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter  

1632  Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner) was born on this day in history.  

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

1674  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  

Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  On this day in history stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on this day in history.  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1075  John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 02.  

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