On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 2017

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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash is created via a hard-fork of Bitcoin's blockchain technology and brand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

2017 Highlights

About August 2, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo