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History Of Day

Historical Events -  August 2.

1790: The first census in the United States.

1858: The Government of India Act 1858 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on 2 August 1858.

1923: Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States.

1939: Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard wrote a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.

1954: The small Portuguese enclave of Dadra and Nagar Haveli sandwiched between Maharashtra and Gujarat was liberated by Indian freedom fighters.

1987: Vishwanath Anand won the World Junior Chess Championship and became the first Asian player.

1990: Iraq invaded Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War. 

Famous Birthdays    – August 2

1932: Lamar Hunt, an American businessman.

1834: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor.

1861: Prafulla Chandra Ray, an eminent Bengali chemist, educationist, historian, industrialist, and philanthropist.

1876: Pingali Venkayya, an Indian freedom fighter and the designer of the flag on which the Indian national flag was based. 

1877: Ravishankar Shukla, First Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. India.

1889: Trailokyanath Chakraborty, an Indian independence activist and politician.

1956: Vijay Rupani, former Chief Minister of Gujarat.


Death Anniversaries -  August 2

1589: Henry III, King of France.

1922: Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish-born inventor, scientist, and engineer.

1980: Ramkinkar Baij, an Indian sculptor and painter.

2010: Kamal Kapoor, an Indian actor, and producer.


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