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439 Historic Events for August 2
1665

French expedition against Barbarians in Tunis/Algiers

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1696

Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria and Russia

Birth
1704

Duke of Marlborough beats French and Bavarians at Blenheim

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1718

Austrian joins Triple Alliance

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1723

Nicolas de Pigage, French classical architect

Birth
1738

France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey

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1746

Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist/patriot

Birth
1754

Pierre Charles L'Enfant, France, architect laid out Wash DC

Birth
1775

Jose Angel Lamas, composer

Birth
1776

Formal signing of Declaration of Independence

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1782

George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction

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1786

Utrechtse Vroedschap flees

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1787

Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc

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1788

Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61

Death
1791

Samuel Briggs and his son, patent nail-making machine

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1792

Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60

Death
1798

British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

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1799

Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, balloonist, dies at 54

Death
1802

Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman, 1st archbishop of Westminster

Birth
1802

Napoleon declared "Counsel for Life"

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1811

William Williams, US merchant/signer (Decl of Indep), dies at 80

Death
1818

[Willem] Alexander FCNM, prince of the Netherlands/general-major

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1819

1st parachute jump in US

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1826

William Denison Whipple, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1902

Birth
1827

James Hewitt, composer, dies at 57

Death