On This Day: August 02nd

This is 215th day of the year and 151 days remain in the year.

in history
The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of 3,929,214 people.
Wild Bill Hickok was murdered in Deadwood, S.D.
Wild Bill Hickok was murdered in Deadwood, S.D.
The first Lincoln penny was issued.
Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, died in San Francisco.
PT-109, a torpedo boat commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, was sunk off the Solomon Islands by a Japanese destroyer.
The Potsdam Conference, in which Allied leaders planned the postwar governance of Germany, ended.
The Persian Gulf War broke out when Iraq invaded Kuwait.
August 02 Birthdays
Isabel Allende1942–,Chilean novelist,.
John Sloanartist
Myrna Loyactress
Pierre Charles L'Enfantsoldier, engineer, and architect
James Baldwinnovelist
Elisha Grayinventor
Carroll O'Connoractor
Peter O'Tooleactor

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