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  • Virginia, U.S. (then Colony of Virginia)
    Tuesday Aug 2, 1774

    George Washington

    First Virginia Convention

    Virginia, U.S. (then Colony of Virginia)
    Tuesday Aug 2, 1774

    On August 1, Washington attended the First Virginia Convention, where he was selected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress.




  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 2, 1843

    Abraham Lincoln

    Robert Todd Lincoln birth

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 2, 1843

    Lincoln was an affectionate husband and father of four sons, though his work regularly kept him away from home. The oldest, Robert Todd Lincoln, was born in 1843 and was the only child to live to maturity.




  • The Austrian border, Hungary
    Saturday Aug 2, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Kun Fled Hungary Towards The Austrian Border

    The Austrian border, Hungary
    Saturday Aug 2, 1919

    On 2 August, Kun fled Hungary towards the Austrian border and eventually reached the Soviet Union.




  • Zagreb, Croatia
    Tuesday Aug 2, 1921

    Josip Broz Tito

    The assassination of Milorad Drašković

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Tuesday Aug 2, 1921

    After the assassination of Milorad Drašković, the Yugoslav Minister of the Interior, by a young communist named Alija Alijagić on 2 August 1921, the CPY was declared illegal under the Yugoslav State Security Act of 1921.




  • Wiszniew, Poland (now Vishnyeva, Belarus)
    Thursday Aug 2, 1923

    Shimon Peres

    Birth

    Wiszniew, Poland (now Vishnyeva, Belarus)
    Thursday Aug 2, 1923

    Shimon Peres was born Szymon Perski, on 2 August 1923, in Wiszniew, Poland (now Vishnyeva, Belarus).




  • Germany
    Thursday Aug 2, 1934

    Adolf Hitler

    Hindenburg died

    Germany
    Thursday Aug 2, 1934

    On 2 August 1934, Hindenburg died. The previous day, the cabinet had enacted the "Law Concerning the Highest State Office of the Reich". This law stated that upon Hindenburg's death, the office of president would be abolished and its powers merged with those of the chancellor. Hitler thus became head of state as well as head of government, and was formally named as Führer und Reichskanzler (leader and chancellor), although Reichskanzler was eventually quietly dropped.




  • Germany
    Thursday Aug 2, 1934

    Joseph Goebbels

    Goebbels announced that the offices of president and chancellor had been combined

    Germany
    Thursday Aug 2, 1934

    On 2 August 1934, President von Hindenburg died. In a radio broadcast, Goebbels announced that the offices of president and chancellor had been combined, and Hitler had been formally named as Führer und Reichskanzler (leader and chancellor).


  • France
    Friday Aug 2, 1940

    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle was condemned to death

    France
    Friday Aug 2, 1940

    The Vichy regime had already sentenced de Gaulle to four years' imprisonment; on 2 August 1940, he was condemned to death by court-martial in absentia, although Pétain commented that he would ensure that the sentence was never carried out.


  • North Vietnam
    Sunday Aug 2, 1964

    Vietnam War

    An Intelligence Mission along North Vietnam's coast

    North Vietnam
    Sunday Aug 2, 1964

    On 2 August 1964, USS Maddox, on an intelligence mission along North Vietnam's coast, allegedly fired upon and damaged several torpedo boats that had been stalking it in the Gulf of Tonkin.


  • Cambridge, England
    Saturday Aug 2, 1975

    Prince Charles

    Master of Arts degree

    Cambridge, England
    Saturday Aug 2, 1975

    On 2 August 1975, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree from Cambridge, in accordance with the university's practice.


  • The Persian Gulf
    Tuesday Aug 2, 1988

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Last Notable Combat actions of The war

    The Persian Gulf
    Tuesday Aug 2, 1988

    The last notable combat actions of the war took place on 3 August 1988, in the Persian Gulf when the Iranian navy fired on a freighter and Iraq launched chemical attacks on Iranian civilians, killing an unknown number of them and wounding 2,300.


  • Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Thursday Aug 2, 1990

    Gulf War

    The Iraqi response

    Kuwait City, Kuwait
    Thursday Aug 2, 1990

    The result of the Jeddah talks was an Iraqi demand for $10 billion to cover the lost revenues from Rumaila; Kuwait offered $500 million. The Iraqi response was to immediately order an invasion, which started on 2 August 1990 with the bombing of Kuwait's capital, Kuwait City.


  • Kuwait
    Thursday Aug 2, 1990

    Gulf War

    Invasion

    Kuwait
    Thursday Aug 2, 1990

    On 2 August 1990 the Iraqi Army invaded and occupied Kuwait, which was met with international condemnation and brought immediate economic sanctions against Iraq by members of the UN Security Council. Together with the UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who had resisted the invasion by Argentina of the Falkland Islands a decade earlier, American President George H. W. Bush deployed US forces into Saudi Arabia, and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene.


  • North Ossetia, Russia
    Monday Aug 2, 1999

    Second Chechen War

    Russian policemen were killed by an anti-tank mine blast

    North Ossetia, Russia
    Monday Aug 2, 1999

    On 22 August 1999, 10 Russian policemen were killed by an anti-tank mine blast in North Ossetia.


  • Pingwu County and Beichuan County, China
    Saturday Aug 2, 2008

    2008 Sichuan earthquake

    1st of August aftershocks

    Pingwu County and Beichuan County, China
    Saturday Aug 2, 2008

    Pingwu County and Beichuan County, Sichuan, also northeast of Wenchuan and close to the epicenter of a 7.2 Ms earthquake in 1976, suffered a 6.1 Ms  aftershock (5.7 Mw  according to USGS) on August 1; it caused 2 deaths, 345 injuries, the collapse of 707 homes, damage to over 1,000 homes, and blocked 25 kilometers (16 mi) of country roads.


  • Paris, France
    Sunday Aug 2, 2009

    Mona Lisa

    The vessel shattered against the glass enclosure

    Paris, France
    Sunday Aug 2, 2009

    On 2 August 2009, a Russian woman, distraught over being denied French citizenship, threw a ceramic teacup purchased at the Louvre; the vessel shattered against the glass enclosure.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2011

    Joe Biden

    Budget Control Act of 2011

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2011

    The U.S. debt ceiling crisis developed over the next few months, but Biden's relationship with McConnell again proved key in breaking a deadlock and bringing about a deal to resolve it, in the form of the Budget Control Act of 2011, signed on August 2, 2011, the same day an unprecedented U.S. default had loomed.


  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Aug 2, 2012

    Muhammad Yunus

    Grameen Bank Ordinance 2012

    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Thursday Aug 2, 2012

    On 2 August 2012, Sheikh Hasina's approved a draft of "Grameen Bank Ordinance 2012" to increase government control over the bank.


  • Seoul, South Korea
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

    Samsung

    Unveiling The Galaxy Note7

    Seoul, South Korea
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

    On 2 August 2016, Samsung Electronics unveiled the Galaxy Note7 smartphone, which went on sale on 19 August 2016.


  • Dongguan, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

    Oppo

    The Oppo F1

    Dongguan, Guangdong, China
    Tuesday Aug 2, 2016

    On 3 August 2016, Oppo launched the F1s in India. The Oppo F1s is a selfie-centric phone which succeeds in the Oppo F1. The F1s sports a 13 MP primary camera at the back and has a 16 MP secondary camera on the front. There is a fingerprint scanner housed on the home button which can not only be used to unlock the phone but, open apps as well. The Oppo F1s is powered by MediaTek's MT6750 octa-core processor which is coupled with 3 GB RAM and Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. It runs on ColorOS 3.0 based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and features a 5.5-inch HD IPS display which is backed by 3075 mAh battery.


  • England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 2, 2017

    Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip retired from his royal duties

    England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Aug 2, 2017

    Prince Philip retired from his royal duties on 2 August 2017, meeting Royal Marines in his final solo public engagement, aged 96. Since 1952 he had completed 22,219 solo engagements. Prime Minister Theresa May thanked him for "a remarkable lifetime of service".


  • Brazil
    Thursday Aug 2, 2018

    Lula da Silva

    Pope Francis handwritten note

    Brazil
    Thursday Aug 2, 2018

    On 2 August 2018, Pope Francis received in Rome Celso Amorim, Alberto Fernández and Carlos Ominami, three former allies of Lula da Silva. At the conclusion of a one-hour meeting, Pope Francis received by Mr Amorim the Lula's biography The Truth Will Win and addressed to Lula a handwritten note that he posted in his Twitter account, with the following text: "To Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva with my blessing, asking him to pray for me, Francisco”.


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