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On This Day: August 02nd

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

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.
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.
August 02 BirthdaysIsabel 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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