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 150 days left of this year.
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 fun & interesting facts about August 2nd in history!
What memorable events happened on August 2 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Researchers in South Korea developed a tattoo that monitors a person’s health.
The non-invasive “tattoo” applied on the skin is integrated with a wireless chip that will then be connected to an electrocardiogram (ECG) device or other biosensors. The goal was to alert the patient of any potential health issues.
Musical.ly and TikTok merged, combining the users of both apps to form one community.
The Space Race began between the two Cold War rivals, the USA and the USSR.
Four days previously, the United States declared that it would send artificial satellites into Earth’s orbit. This prompted the USSR to announce that it would do the same, and the race began. The space race ended just shy of twenty years later when the Soviet Union collapsed. The newly-formed Russian Federation agreed to peacefully work on future space ventures with the United States and its allies.
If you were born on this day, you actually have the same birthday as Charli XCX. Here are some other famous people born on August 2nd.
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Aug 30, 2015 (Age 76)
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South Carolina, USA
Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quotes ever said on August 2nd.
People grow through experiences, if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
American First Lady
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
The history is a little cloudy on who invented ice cream sandwiches, which is a real shame as we’d tell you to thank them today if you could! So instead, get on down to the store and pick up a couple of ice cream sandwiches – it is Ice Cream Sandwich Day, after all!
National Coloring Book Day
While Coloring Book Day may have used to be for kids, that’s definitely no longer the case! Head to your local bookshop and pick up a kid’s or adult’s coloring book, or just print some pages off the internet. Then, all that’s left to do is color away to your heart’s content!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Kraft singles cannot be advertised as cheese because US FDA standards state a food can only be identified as cheese if it contains “at least 51% real cheese.”
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on August 2 share the Leo star sign.
The constellation Leo is associated with the mythological Nemean lion. Leo is the fifth sign in the zodiac and is ruled by the sun. People born between July 23 & August 22 fall into this astrological sign.
All those born in August have the Peridot birthstone. The peridot is usually a light green color, although the shade can vary depending on how much iron it contains. The peridot stands out from the other birthstones as it’s one of the only gemstones that doesn’t change color depending on light, heat, or other factors.
People born on August 2 were likely conceived the previous year on November 9.
Babies conceived on August 2, 2023, will likely be born around April 25, 2024.