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Notable Historical Events for August 2nd

1940Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death

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

1969US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

1981Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

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

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

1999"The Sixth Sense", starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres

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

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

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

August 2nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 2nd

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)

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

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

August 2nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 2nd

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

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

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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

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

1859Horace Mann, American education advocate, dies at 63

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