August 02 Holidays

August 02 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | August 02 Calendar

August 2nd Daily Holidays include:

  • Dinosaurs Day
  • National CAD Day
  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • Take a Penny / Leave a Penny Day

August 02: Famous Birthdays

  • August 02, 1834 – Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty (d. 1904)
  • August 02, 1868 – Constantine I of Greece (d. 1923)
  • August 02, 1872 – George E. Stewart, Australian-American Colonel who was a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Philippine-American War
  • August 02, 1932 – Lamar Hunt, American businessman who co-founded the American Football League (d. 2006)
  • August 02, 1932 – Peter O’Toole, Irish actor, singer, and producer (Lawrence of Arabia) (d. 2013
  • August 02, 1943 – Jon R. Cavaiani, English-American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the Vietnam War (d. 2014)

August 02: Historical Events

  • August 02, 1610 – Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as the Hudson Bay
  • August 02, 1776 – Formal signing of the United States Declaration of Indepence
  • August 02, 1790 – The first United States Census is conducted, the population is 3,939,214 and 697,624 are slaves
  • August 02, 1870 – The world’s first underground tube railway, the Tower Subway opens in London, England
  • August 02, 1873 – San Francisco’s 1st trial run of the Clay Street Hill Railroad cable car system runs between Kearny & Jones Streets
  • August 02, 1922 – China is hit by a typhoon and more than 50,000 are killed
  • August 02, 1923 – Vice President Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
  • August 02, 1934 – Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer of Germany
  • August 02, 1934 – The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in the United States which makes marijuana and all its by-products illegal
  • August 02, 1985 – Delta Air Lines Flight 191, crashes at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport killing 137
  • August 02, 1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait which leads to the Gulf War

August 02: Music Events

  • August 02, 1961 – The Beatles 1st gig is as a house band at Liverpool’s Cavern Club
  • August 02, 1975 – One of These Nights from the Eagles hits #1 on the US singles charts
  • August 02, 1986 – The Glory of Love, the theme song from the film, Karate Kid II, by Peter Cetera hits #1 on the US charts
  • August 02, 1986 – The Lady in Red by Chris De Burgh hits #1 in the United Kingdom (video below)
  • August 02, 1998 – The Hello Nasty album by the Beastie Boys hits #1 on the US album chart and stays on top for three weeks

August 02: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 02 is Leo.

August Birthstone:

What is the August Birthstone? Peridot

Peridot is a gemstone that is renowned for its shimmering yellow-green hue and its ability to bring peace and good luck to its wearer.


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