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The 2nt o August is the 214t day o the year (215t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 151 days ti come.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1610 - Henry Hudson sails intae what is nou kent as Hudson Bay, Canadae.
- 1830 - Charles X o Fraunce abdicates.
- 1858 - The colony o Breetish Columbie is creatit.
- 1874 - Iceland celebrates 1000 years o settlement.
- 1876 - American Wastren figur Wild Bill Hickok is shot deed while playin poker in Deadwood, Sooth Dakota. The caird combination he supposedly held is nou kent as "Dead Man's Hand".
- 1914 - Warld War I: Germany occupies Luxembourg.
- 1922 - A typhoon hits Shantou, Republic o Cheenae, killin 50,000 fowk.
- 1923 - Calvin Coolidge acomes the 30t Preses o the Unitit States after the daith o Warren G. Harding.
- 1934 - German Preses Paul von Hindenburg dies; Adolf Hitler acomes Führer o Germany.
- 1945 - The Potsdam Conference o Allied leaders ends - it's tae decide the futur o a defeatit Germany frae Warld War II.
- 1973 - A fire at the Summerland amusement centre in Douglas, Isle o Man, kills 51 fowk.
- 1980 - Richt-wing extremists detonate a bomb at Bologna train station in Italy, killin 85 fowk.
- 1989 - Pakistan is readmittit tae the Commonweel o Naitions.
- 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait.
- 2005 - Air France Flicht 358 crash-lands at Pearson Internaitional Airport in Toronto. All on baird survive.
- 2007 - Crews o the submarines Mir 1 an Mir 2 plant the Roushie banner unner the Airctic Ocean.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1696 - Mahmud I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1754)
- 1834 - Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor (d. 1904)
- 1868 - Constantine I o Greece (d. 1923)
- 1923 - Shimon Peres, 9t Preses o Israel (d. 2016)
- 1924 - James Baldwin, American writer (d. 1987)
- 1925 - Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentine militar leader (d. 2013)
- 1932 - Peter O'Toole, Erse-Breetish actor (d. 2013)
- 1939 - Wes Craven, American film director (d. 2015)
- 1942 - Isabel Allende, Chilean-American writer
- 1953 - Donnie Munro, Scots muisicker an sangster
- 1954 - Ken MacLeod, Scots writer
- 1958 - Elaine C. Smith, Scots actress an comedienne
- 1964 - Mary-Louise Parker, American actress
- 1968 - Stefan Effenberg, German fitbawer
- 1969 - Angélica Rivera, Mexican actress an First Lady
- 1972 - Carol Monaghan, Scots politeecian
- 1976 - Sam Worthington, Inglis-Australie actor
- 1982 - Hélder Postiga, Portuguese fitbawer
- 1992 - Charli XCX, Inglis sangster an sangwriter
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 640 - Pape Severinus
- 686 - Pape John V
- 1100 - William II o Ingland (b. 1056)
- 1589 - Henry III o Fraunce (b. 1551)
- 1788 - Thomas Gainsborough, Inglis penter (b. 1727)
- 1799 - Pape Pius VI (b. 1717)
- 1876 - Wild Bill Hickok, American Wastren figur (b. 1837)
- 1921 - Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (b. 1873)
- 1922 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scots inventor (b. 1847)
- 1923 - Warren G. Harding, 29t Preses o the Unitit States (b. 1865)
- 1934 - Paul von Hindenburg, Preses o Germany (b. 1847)
- 1945 - Pietro Mascagni, Italian componer (b. 1863)
- 1976 - Fritz Lang, Austrick film director (b. 1890)
- 1997 - William S. Burroughs, American novelist (b. 1914)
- 2016 - Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian chemist (b. 1946)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Naitional Day o Macedonie
- Our Lady o the Angels Day (Costa Rica)
- Paratroopers Day (Roushie)
- Emancipation Day (Bahamas)
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