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Notable Historical Events for August 2nd

1973George Brett gets his 1st hit

1782George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction

1991Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

1802Napoleon declared "Consul for Life"

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

1981Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic

1940Clermont-Ferrand sentences Gen Charles de Gaulle to death

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

1945Potsdam Conference ended, with Stalin, Truman & Churchill

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

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

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)

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

1859Horace Mann, American education advocate, dies at 63

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

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