Thursday, August 2, 2018

Today is Thursday, August 2, the 214th day of 2018. There are 151 days left in the year.

1492 — Jews are expelled from Spain by King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella

1776 — Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence

1798 — British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

1832 — 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War

1909 — First Lincoln head pennies minted

1909 — Army Air Corps formed as Army takes first delivery from Wright Brothers

1914 — Sherlock Holmes Adventure “His Last Bow” takes place

1932 — Charlie Grimm replaces Roger Hornsby as manager of Chic Cubs

1934 — First airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it

1934 — William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour

1938 — First test of a yellow baseball (Dodgers vs Cardinals)

1939 — Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers

1941 — Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia

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