August 2nd


August 15, 2022

August 2 or August 2 is the 214th day of the year of the Gregorian calendar, 215th when it is a leap year, then there are 151 left. Its equivalent was usually 15 Thermidor of the French Republican/Revolutionary calendar, officially referred to as Ewe Day. August 1 - August 2 - August 3


4th century BC. 338 BC. AD: First Battle of Chaeronea and victory of King Philip II of Macedonia over a coalition of Greek cities led by Athens. 3rd century BC. 216 BC. J.-C.: battle of Cannes, disastrous defeat of the Romans in front of Hannibal, during the second Punic war.

12th century

1133: the Anglo-Norman barons take an oath to recognize Mathilde the Empress as heir to the throne, as well as her son Henry II.

16th century

1569: the town of Saint-Gaudens (in present-day Haute-Garonne) is taken and looted by the Huguenots, led by the Count of Montgomery. 1589: in Saint-Cloud, seriously stabbed the day before by Jacques Clément, the King of France Henri III dies, after having reminded the Great that his legitimate successor was indeed Henri IV, who ascended the throne in his place. 1594: Henri IV takes Noyon.

17th century

1665: French expedition against the Barbary pirates of Tunis and Algiers.

18th century

1718: Treaty of London, also called the Treaty of the Quadruple Alliance, because of the number of parties involved, the Kingdom of France, the Kingdom of Great Britain, the United Provinces, and the Holy Roman Empire. 1738: France offers its mediation to the German Emperor Charles VI, in his war with Turkey. 1798: end of the Battle of Aboukir, seeing the victory of the British fleet (French Revolutionary Wars).

19th century

1802 (15 Thermidor Year X): following a plebiscite, Napoleon Bonaparte becomes consul for life (3 million yes, 1,600 no). 1819: Beginning of the Hep-Hep riots in Würzburg, Bavaria. These anti-Jewish riots spread to Germany in the summer of 1819, during which mobs looted the homes and shops of Jews. 1830: abdication of King Charles X, in France.

20th century

1903: Beginning of the Ilinden uprising in Macedonia, an uprising led by the Slavic population against the Ottoman occupier. 1914: during a skirmish, the French corporal Jules-André Peugeot and the German second lieutenant Albert Mayer are killed in Joncherey. Aged 21 and 22, they are the first French and German soldiers to fall on the field of honor, in what will be the First World War. 1914: French Mobilization of 1914 1916: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking and loss of the Italian ship Leonardo da Vinci, in Taranto (First World War). 1928: Italy signs a 20-year friendship treaty with Abyssinia. 1934: death of Marshal Hindenburg, at the age of 87, which opens the way for Hitler to acquire full powers. Hitler becomes Führer und Reichskanzler of Germany (Gleichschaltung). 1937: adoption of the Marihuana Tax Act, in the United States, taxing all players in the hemp industry. 1939: Letter sent to Franklin D. Roosevelt by Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd, urging him to start the Manhattan Project to develop nuclear weapons. 1940: after being downgraded to the rank of colonel, then retired and finally stripped of his nationality, the military tribunal of Clermont-Ferrand condemns General de Gaulle to capital punishment (death penalty) in absentia. His property is also confiscated. 1941: Beginning of the Vrgin-Most massacres, committed by the Croatian Ustashi against the Serbian population of the Vrgin-Most region. 1943: rebellion in the Treblinka extermination camp. 1945: end of the Potsdam conference. 1963: the US