On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1788

Famous Birthdays

  • Leopold Gmelin, German chemist (Gmelin's test), born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1853)

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61
1788 Highlights

About August 2, 1788

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 232 years and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo