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 Interest

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

  • 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 Interest

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

2017 History

Famous Deaths

  • Ara Parseghian, American College Football HOF coach (Northwestern; NCAA C'ship 1966, 73 Notre Dame), dies at 94

About August 2, 2017

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

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