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 This day in History - August 2
439 Historic Events for August 2
1831

Ten day campaign begins, Dutch army occupies Belgium

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1832

1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac and Fox indians, end Black Hawk War

Event
1832

Whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc

Event
1832

Henry Steel Olcott, co-founder (Theosophical Society)

Birth
1832

Black Hawk defeated (IA)

Event
1834

Isa„c Capadose, lawyer/evangelist

Birth
1834

Fr‚d‚ric Auguste Bartholdi, Colmar France, sculptor (Statue of Liberty)

Birth
1835

Elisha Grey, inventor (Telephone)

Birth
1849

Mehemet Ali, British viceroy to Egypt, dies

Death
1854

Francis Marion Crawford, British author

Birth
1858

William Watson, British poet (Prince's Quest, Father of Forest)

Birth
1858

A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent of Netherlands

Birth
1858

Catherina van Rennes, composer

Birth
1858

A Emma WT von Waldeck-Pyrmont, queen/regent, dies at 76

Death
1858

Govt of India transferred from East India Company to Crown

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1858

1st mailboxes installed in Boston and NYC streets

Event
1861

Skirmish at Dug Springs, MI

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1864

2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens

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1865

Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau and Romanticism)

Birth
1865

Trans Atlantic Cable being laid by SS Great Eastern snaps and is lost

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1865

Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"

Event
1867

Ernest C Dowson, British poet

Birth
1868

Constantine I, king of Greece

Birth
1869

Alexandrine Tinne, Dutch explorer/photographer, murdered at 30+

Death
1872

Judocus Smits, Dutch RC newspaper publisher (De Tijd), dies at 59

Death