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Notable Historical Events for August 2nd

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1994NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure

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

1798British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

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

1969US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

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

1782George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction

1934Adolf Hitler becomes commander-in-chief of German armed forces

1991Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

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Notable Birthdays on August 2nd

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

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

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

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

August 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 2nd

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

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

1904Novelist Hermann Hesse (27) weds Maria Bernoulli

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

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Notable Deaths on August 2nd

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

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

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