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Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was officially adopted by Parliament in the UK. 1880
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRmiqkr_o_Y



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The Battle of Cannae was a major battle of the Second Punic War, taking place on August 2, 216 BC
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44211039/the-battle-of-cannae/

The Battle of Chaeronea was fought in 338 BC, near the city of Chaeronea in Boeotia
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50260796/the-battle-of-chaeronea/

World War I: Germany attacked Luxembourg on 2 August 1914
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I#July_Crisis

The 1922 Swatow Typhoon was a devastating tropical cyclone in August 1922.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1922_Swatow_typhoon

The 1968 Casiguran earthquake occurred on August 2, 1968 at a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Casiguran_Earthquake



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The positron was discovered on August 2, 1932
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50261181/positron/

The first light of the Lovell Telescope was on 2 August 1957
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovell_Telescope



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MESSENGER performed a successful Earth flyby a year after launch, on August 2, 2005,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljh8_q-DmuI

STS-43, Space Shuttle Atlantis, was launched on 2 August 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-43

Progress M-61 was launched by a Soyuz-U carrier rocket on 2 August 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_M-61

The HYLAS 2 satellite was launched on an Ariane 5 from Guyana Space Centre on August 2, 2012.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HYLAS_2



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Bertalan Farkas (born August 2, 1949) was the first Hungarian cosmonaut and the first Esperantist in space. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50260820/bertalan-farkas/

Valery Fyodorovich Bykovsky (born 2 August 1934, Pavlovsky Posad) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50260828/valery-bykovsky/

Klaus Riedel (August 2, 1907 - August 4, 1944) was a German rocket pioneer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Riedel

Francis Masson (August 1741 - 23 December 1805) was a Scottish botanist and gardener
https://www.flickr.com/photos/124967395@N08/14822432253/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Masson

Alan Donald Whicker (2 August 1921 or 1925 - July 2013) was a British journalist and broadcaster.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50260810/alan-whicker/

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John Tyndall FRS (2 August 1820 - 4 December 1893) was a prominent 19th century physicist. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyndall

Fulvio Melia (born 2 August 1956) is an Italian-American astrophysicist and author.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulvio_Melia

Charles Stuart Bowyer (born August 2, 1934) is an academic, astronomer and professor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stuart_Bowyer



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The film Chain Reaction was released in the United States on August 2, 1996.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_Reaction_(film)



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NGC 272 was discovered by German-Danish astronomer Heinrich Louis d'Arrest on the 2nd August 1864.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58219311/ngc-272/

NGC 1854 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 2nd August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58219301/ngc-1854/

NGC 6814 was discovered by German-British astronomer William Herschel on the 2nd August 1788.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58219293/ngc-6814/

NGC 6835 was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan on the 2nd August 1881.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58219258/ngc-6835/

NGC 6836 was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan on the 2nd August 1881.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58219245/ngc-6836/



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The discovery of Neptunian moon, Despina was announced (IAUC 4824) on August 2, 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Despina_(moon)

Asteroid (539) Pamina was discovered by Max Wolf on the 2nd August 1904
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/539_Pamina 

Pyrenees Orientales meteor of 2 August 2011
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58220112/pyrenees-orientales-meteor-of-2-august-2011/



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Meteorites

The Pavlovka (Howardite) meteorite fell in Saratovskaya oblast', Russia, on the 2nd August 1882.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44211062/pavlovka-meteorite/

The Peņa Blanca Spring (Aubrite) meteorite fell in Texas, USA, on the 2nd August 1946.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44211080/pea-blanca-spring-meteorite/

The Havero (Ureilite) meteorite fell in Turku Ja Pori, Finland, on the 2nd August 1971.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44211447/havero-meteorite/

The Akyumak (Iron) meteorite fell in Agri, Turkey, on the 2nd August 1981.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44211462/akyumak-meteorite/



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