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This Day in History: August 2

August 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1776, delegates to the Continental Congress formally sign the Declaration of Independence.
  2. In 1865, Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
  3. In 1875, the world's first roller skating rink opens in London
  4. In 1987, Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH).
  5. In 1990, Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, leading to Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, known as the Gulf War.
  6. Famous Birthdays: James Baldwin (author), Charles L'Enfant (engineer and city planner, Mary Louise Parker (actor), Wes Craven (director)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

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