On This Day in History

for Sunday 2nd August, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 5 of 180

338 BC - A Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
216 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae - Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats numerically superior Roman army under command consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.
1776 - Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people
1790 - 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves) is conducted.
1858 - Government of India transferred from East India Company to Crown

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 262

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 8

1882 - Education pioneer Booker T. Washington (26) weds Fanny Smith
1904 - Novelist Hermann Hesse (27) weds Maria Bernoulli
1930 - Laurence McKinley Gould (33), American Geologist and Polar Explorer weds Margaret ("Peg") Rice in Ann Arbor, Michigan
1968 - Later President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (21) weds lawyer Jose Miguel Arroyo (22)
1970 - Songwriter Sammy Cahn marries Tita Curtis in Calif

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 121

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 210


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