August 2 is the 214th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 215th in leap years), thus still 151 days remain until the end of the year.
- 3.1 before the 19th century
- 3.2 19th century
- 3.3 20th century 3.3.1 1901-1950
- 3.3.2 1951-2000
Politics and World Affairs
- 338 BC: Philip II of Macedon conquers in the battle of Chaeronea an Athenian - Theban army, and so founded the Macedonian hegemony over Greece.
- 216 BC: The Battle of Cannae Hannibal defeated the Roman army under Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
- 47 BC: The Roman dictator Julius Caesar triumphs in the battle of Zela on Pharnakes II, king of Pontus. Caesar describes his success with the famous saying Veni Vidi Vici.
- 1377: In the Battle of the Pjana defeated in Greater Nizhny Novgorod a force of the Blue Horde a Russian army, which has been engaged in a drinking spree.
- 1498: The Treaty of Paris Philip the Handsome waived, at that time, Count of Flanders, the French King Louis XII. compared to the reconquest of the duchy of Burgundy and his claim to the duchy of Guelders.
Science and Technology
Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.
Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.
Before the 19th century
Before the 19th century
- 0257: Stephen I, Bishop of Rome, the Holy
- 0686: John V, Pope 685-686
- 1058: Judith of Schweinfurt, Duchess of Bohemia
- 2002: Daniel Timsit, of Algerian politician, physician and writer
- 2003: Don Estelle, British actor and singer
- 2003: Oscar Müller, German actor
- 2004: Agustín Pérez Pardella, Argentine writer
- 2004: Eleanor Romberg, German politician, Member of Parliament
- 2004: Heinrich Mark, Estonian lawyer and politician
- 2004: José Omar Pastoriza, Argentine soccer player and coach
- 2005: Loulie Jean Norman, American soprano
- 2006: Friedrich Conzen, German entrepreneurs
- 2006: Gabriel Montalvo Higuera, Colombian Archbishop and Vatican Diplomat
- 2006: Holger Börner, German politician, Prime Minister of Hesse
- 2006: Johannes Willebrands, Dutch Archbishop and Cardinal
- 2007: Albert Richter, German forestry scientist
- 2007: Kay Dotrice, British actress
- 2008: Fujio Akatsuka, Japanese manga artist
- 2009: Adolf Endler, German writer
- 2010: Ansgar Nierhoff, German sculptor
- 2010: Joseph Greger, German race car driver
- 2011: Baruj Benacerraf, American physician and Nobel Prize winner
- 2012: Liselotte Funcke, German politician
- 2012: Bernd Meier, German football player
Holidays and observances
- Religious observances Christoph Blumhardt, German priest and politician ( Protestant)
- State Holidays and observances Macedonia, National (1903 )
- Argentina Argentina: Día del Hijo de Puta.
More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.