On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • First footage of white giraffes posted by Hirola Conservation Program in north eastern Kenya
  • First successful gene editing in human embryos to repair disease-causing mutation reported by scientists in "Nature"

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Great Britain's Prince Philip aged 96 makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • More than a billion people around the world need glasses and 36 million are blind, according to new study published in "The Lancet"
  • New larger crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash created

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US President Donald Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, limiting his ability to ever lift them

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump