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Saturday, August 2, 2014

This is 214th day of the year and 151 days remain in the year.


August 2 Birthdays

Isabel Allende
1942–,Chilean novelist,.

Pierre Charles L'Enfant
soldier, engineer, and architect (1754)

Elisha Gray
inventor (1835)

John Sloan
artist (1871)

Myrna Loy
actress (1905)

Carroll O'Connor
actor (1922)

James Baldwin
novelist (1924)

Peter O'Toole
actor (1932)

August 2 in History

1790

The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of 3,929,214 people.

1876

Wild Bill Hickok was murdered in Deadwood, S.D.

1909

The first Lincoln penny was issued.

1923

Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, died in San Francisco.

1943

PT-109, a torpedo boat commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, was sunk off the Solomon Islands by a Japanese destroyer.

1945

The Potsdam Conference, in which Allied leaders planned the postwar governance of Germany, ended.

1990

The Persian Gulf War broke out when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

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