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August 2: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on August 2

August 2nd is known as Coloring Book Day as well as Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 214th day of the year, with only 151 days left of this year.

People who were born on August 2 share the Leo star sign.

Get the most interesting facts you can find right here about this day throughout history. Here we’re going to look at what historical events made August 2 so important in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1776, the finalized copy of the United States Declaration of Independence was signed? This final version had been approved by Congress almost a month prior.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 2nd in history!

What Happened On August 2 In History?

2018

Musical.ly and TikTok merged, combining the users of both apps to form one community.

OTD in 2018: Musical.ly and TikTok merged
1990

Iraq invaded the Gulf state of Kuwait.

On this day, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein sent his troops to invade Kuwait. This historical invasion was the catalyst for the eventual war between Iraq and the West. The emirate was taken in one day.
Source BBC
1980

A bomb exploded at the railway station in Bologna, Italy.

The improvised explosive device (IED) was made with 20 kilograms of a TNT mixture, and was detonated inside Bologna's main railway station, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
1934

Adolf Hitler became Führer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.

1873

Andrew Hallidie introduced the cable car to San Francisco after witnessing a horse and carriage accident.

1870

The Tower Subway in London became the first underground tube railway to open.

OTD in 1870: The Tower Subway in London became the first underground tube railway to open.
The tracks run under the River Thames linking up Tower Hill and Tooley Street.
1858

Letter collections started being collected from mailboxes in Boston, US.

Source USPS
1858

Britain took power over the Indian government.

1791

Samuel Briggs and his son patented his nail-making machine.

They were the first father-son pair to receive an American patent.
Source DATAMP
1776

The finalized copy of the United States Declaration of Independence was signed by congress.

OTD in 1776: The finalized copy of the United States Declaration of Independence was signed by congress.
1695

English clockmaker Daniel Quare gained the patents for a portable barometer to measure air pressure.

1610

English sea explorer Henry Hudson reached the Hudson Bay, which was named after him.

On this day Hudson thought that he had found a passage through the continent that would lead them to Asia.
1100

The King of England, William II was killed by an arrow while hunting in New Forest Hampshire, England.

Source BBC

Did you know that on this day, August 2nd 1776, the finalized copy of the United States Declaration of Independence was signed?