Daily Calendar for Tuesday, August 2, 2022


  • King William II of England –
  • Wild Bill Hickok (frontiersman) –
  • Alexander Graham Bell (inventor) –
  • Warren G. Harding (29th U.S. president) –
  • Shari Lewis (actress and puppeteer, best known for Lamb Chop) –
  • Francis "Frank" Gouin (plant physiologist) –


  • Pierre-Charles L'Enfant (architect) –
  • Leopold Gmelin (chemist) –
  • Jack Warner (the man behind the development of Warner Brothers Studios) –
  • James Baldwin (author) –
  • Caroll O'Connor (actor) –
  • Peter O'Toole (actor) –
  • Mary Louise Parker (actress) –
  • Tim Wakefield (baseball player) –
  • Jacinda Barrett (model & actress) –
  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg (actress) –


  • Official signing of enlarged copy of the U.S. Declaration of Independence–
  • Street letter boxes installed in Boston and N.Y.C., first in U.S.–
  • In San Francisco, California, at four o’clock in the morning, Andrew Smith Hallidie successfully tested the world’s first cable car–
  • The Oleomargarine Act established the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) laboratory system–
  • The Lincoln Cent was issued to replace the Indian Head Cent–
  • Adolf Hitler appointed himself dictator of Germany–
  • Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President FDR explaining the possibility of an atomic bomb, thus marking the beginning of atomic weaponry–
  • Olivia Newton-John’s β€œMagic” topped charts–
  • Iraq invaded Kuwait–
  • Viking ship replica Gaia arrived at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland–
  • Library of Congress announced Charles Simic to be the 15th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry–
  • Yasmin Fudakowska-Gow began 32-hour yoga marathon in Quebec–


  • Offshore hurricane battered fishing fleet and lightship near Nantucket, Massachusetts–
  • It was 107 degrees F in Massachusetts, 105 degrees in Maine and New Hampshire, and 104 degrees in Rhode Island–
  • Both New Bedford and Chester, Massachusetts, reported a high temperature of 107F (42C), setting a new state record.–
  • During a heat wave, Sandi Fontaine successfully baked cookies on her vehicle’s dashboard in Bedford, New Hampshire–

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