On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1895

Famous Birthdays

  • Matthew Henderson, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (1 Test; New Zealand's first-ever Test match 1930), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1970)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), dies of pneumonia at 37
1895 Highlights

About August 2, 1895

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 2 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Leo