What Happened on August 2, 2018

Historical Events

  • Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
  • Fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh
  • Oldest library in Germany confirmed unearthed in Cologne dating to 2AD, possibly held 20,000 scrolls
  • Pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church
  • TikTok, the video-sharing social network, becomes available worldwide after merging with Musical.ly
  • Tokyo Medical University revealed to have been tampering with female entrance exams to ensure under 30% accepted, by Japanese newspaper "Yomiuri Shimbun"
2018 History

About August 2, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: In My Feelings - Drake
  • UK #1 Song: In My Feelings - Drake