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Notable Historical Events for August 2nd

1782George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction

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

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

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

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

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

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

1802Napoleon declared "Consul for Life"

1969US President Richard Nixon visits Romania

1973George Brett gets his 1st hit

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2nd Weddings
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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

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

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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