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Notable Historical Events for August 2nd

1990US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1907Walter Johnson, 19, debuts with Washington & loses 3-2 to Detroit

1928Benito Mussolini signs peace treaty with Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

1865Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

1987chris johnson wins Columbia Savings LPGA National Golf Pro-Am

1998San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds is hit by a pitch and charges the mound, causing a bench-clearing brawl

1991Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

1969Bob Dylan makes surprise appearance at Hibbing HS Minn 10th reunion

1932Carl David Anderson discovers and photographs a positron (positive electron), the first known antiparticle

August 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 2nd

1905Myrna Loy, Helena Mont, actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), (d. 1993)

1834Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)

1924James Baldwin, New York, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), (d. 1987)

1754Pierre Charles L'Enfant, Anet France, architect laid out Wash DC, (d. 1825)

August 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 2nd

1978Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young (32) weds Pegi Morton

1904Novelist Hermann Hesse (27) weds Maria Bernoulli

1882Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (26) weds Fanny Smith

1968Later President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)

August 2nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 2nd

1922Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish inventor (telephone), dies at 75

1923warren harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57

1859Horace Mann, American education advocate, dies at 63

1876Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's

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