August 2 – On This Day In History

2 August

What happened today in history?

  • 1776 – The United States Declaration of Independence was signed.
  • 1923 – Calvin Coolidge becomes the 20th President of the United States.
  • 1934Adolf Hitler is named Fuhrer of Germany.

 

Who was born today?

  • 1820 – John Tyndall – British scientist.
  • 1932 – Peter O’Toole – Irish actor.
  • 1970 – Kevin Smith – American director and actor.

 

Who died today?

  • 1100 – William II of England – son of William the Conqueror.
  • 1997 – William S. Burroughs – American author.

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