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 This day in History - August 2
439 Historic Events for August 2
1913

Lord Benson, accountant

Birth
1914

Belgian govt receives German ultimatum

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1914

German press falsely reports that French bombed Nuremberg

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1914

German troops overthrows Luxembourg

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1914

Germany and Turkey signs secret treaty

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1914

Great Britain mobilizes

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1914

Postdam Conference ended

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1914

Sherlock Holmes Adventure "His Last Bow" takes place

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1914

Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer, dies at 36

Death
1914

Ismond Rosen, psychoanalyst/artist

Birth
1914

Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia

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1914

Gary Merrill, Hartford Conn, actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve)

Birth
1914

Felix Leclerc, composer

Birth
1915

Johan Limpers, sculptor/resistance fighter

Birth
1916

Reginald Murley, surgeon

Birth
1916

Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury NY, actress (Poltergeist, Nun's Story)

Birth
1916

Hamish MacCunn, composer, dies at 48

Death
1919

John Pinkerton, compuer scientist

Birth
1920

Louis Pauwels, writer/editor

Birth
1920

Marcus Garvey presents his "Back To Africa" program in NYC

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1920

Theo Marcuse, WA, actor (Mara of Wilderness)

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1920

Phyllis James, mystery writer

Birth
1921

Chicago jury brings in not guilty verdict against the Black Sox

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1921

Enrico Caruso, Italian opera singer, dies at 48

Death
1922

China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die

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