This was 214th day of the year and 151 days remained in the year.
August 2 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.
The first Lincoln penny was issued.
PT-109, a torpedo boat commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, was sunk off the Solomon Islands by a Japanese destroyer.
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