2 August (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 2 August
- After the capture of Murshidabad on 1763, the British army had a war with Mir Qasim in the Giria of West Bengal.
- The Netherlands army captured Belgium in 1831 after a ten-day campaign.
- The British Government passed the Government of India Act in 1858.
- In 1858, the British Parliament passed the bill that took the Indian administration from the East India Company into its own hands.
- The world’s first underground tube railway tower in London began in 1870.
- In China, about sixty thousand people died in the cyclone typhoon in 1922.
- Death in the United States Office of 29th Warren Warren Harding in 1923.
Positron, a particle of an electron, was discovered by Karl D. Anderson in 1932.
- After the death of German President Paul Fonden Hindenberg in 1934, Hitler’s cabinet passed the law to transfer all powers to the President, keeping the post of president vacant, rather than making new elections.
- The British Government passed the Government of India Act in 1935 and separated Burma and Aden from India.
- World famous scientist Albert Einstein wrote to President Roosevelt in 1939 to start a nuclear weapons research program.
- Turkey broke diplomatic relations with Germany in 1944.
- The Soviet Union conducted a nuclear test in 1955.
- Mrs C Beliyappa Mutamma became India’s first woman ambassador in 1970, who was made the ambassador of Hungary.
- Bombs exploded in Italy in 1980, 85 people died.
- The euro court criticized phone tapping in 1984.
- In 1985, the jumbo jet crashed in the US, in which 130 people were killed.
- Viswanathan Anand became the first Asian to win the World Junior Chess Championship in 1987.
- Iraq emigrated to Kuwait on 1 August 1990 and emigrated to Saudi Arabia.
- In 1999, China tested a surface-to-surface missile from a long distance (8000 km) surface.
India cleared Chinese import from Pakistan in 2001.
- In 2003, the United Nations Security Council allowed the sending of troops to enforce a ceasefire in Liberia.
- Lindsay Davenport of America won the women’s singles title of the San Diego Tennis Championship defeating Russia’s player in 2004.
- The terrible hurricane Ugasi damaged in 2007 on the southern island of Jaffna, Kiyusu, caused extensive damage to the country.
- Public sector union bank opened its first branch in Hong Kong in 2008. Sudhir Kumar Chaturvedi took over as the new Chairman and Managing Director of Power Grid Corporation.
- In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, 2010, more than 1000 people died in the flood of monsoon rain.
- 7 individuals, including Tadatoshi Akiba, were presented with the 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2010 in Manila, capital of Philippines.
- In the London Olympics 2012, India won a total of 6 medals including 2 silver and 4 bronze.
- In 2013, a fine of 85 thousand euros was imposed on healthcare company Johnson and Johnson in China for alleged violation of anti-monopoly laws.
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Born on 2 August
- The famous scientist of India, who was born as ‘Father of Chemistry’, Prafulla Chandra Rai was born on 2 August 1861.
- Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla, the first Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, was born in 1877.
- Pingali Venkayya, the architect of India’s national flag ‘Tricolor’, was born on 2 August 1878.
- Romulo Gallegas was born in 1884.
- One of the famous entrepreneurs of India, G.P. Birla was born in 1922
- Famous poet and songwriter Umakant Malaviya was born on 1931.
- The eleventh, and the twelfth Lok Sabha member, Dharmendra Agarwal was born in 1955.
- The current Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani was born in 1956.
- Former Indian cricketer Arshad Ayub was born in 1958.
- Indian cricketer M.V. Shridhar was born in 1966.
- West Indian cricketer Philo Wallace was born in 1970.
Died on 2 August
- Dennis Pappen, inventor of steam engine, died in 1714.
- Italian musician, singer Enrico Carooso died in 1921.
- Hindi movie actor, singer, (dowry) Karan Diwan died in 1979.
- Famous sculptor Ramkinkar Badge, honoured with Padma Bhushan, died in 1980.
- Senior Congress leader and Gujarat’s nominated governor Devendra Nath Dwivedi died in 2009.
- Indian cinema actor Kamal Kapoor passed away on 2010.
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- India Pale Ale Day
- Ice Cream Sandwich Day
- Colouring Book Day
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