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What Happened on August 2, 1820

Famous Birthdays

  • John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, born in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland (d. 1893)
1820 Highlights

About August 2, 1820

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 201 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo