On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1872

Famous Birthdays

  • George E. Stewart, American army officer and Medal of Honor recipient, born in New South Wales, Australia (d. 1946)

Famous Deaths

  • Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59
1872 Highlights

About August 2, 1872

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 148 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo