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Top 10 August 2 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On 23 August 1989, around 2 million people joined hands in a human chain that stretched 600 kilometres across the 3 Baltic countries, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. They did this to protest their countries forced inclusion in the Soviet Union.

  2. When The Beatles first met Elvis Presley for the first (and only) time in August 1965, they were so starstruck that Elvis said that he would go to bed unless one of the band members spoke to him. The Beatles ended up spending between 2 and 3 hours with him.

  3. On August 24, 1919: Ray Caldwell who was pitching for the Cleveland Indians was struck by lightning after playing for 8 2/3 innings, got up from the ground, checked himself, finished pitching to get the last out and they won 2-1 over the Athletics

  4. There exists a weatherphenomenon called a "rainbomb" and it has killed 137 people on DeltaFlight 191 on August 2, 1985. The scientific name is "wet microburst" and now there are photos.

  5. A scotch-collie dog walked 2,551 miles to Oregon--from August 1923 to February 1924--to his home when he got lost from his family while they were on vacation in Indiana.

  6. August 15 is known as "The Day the Light Returned" in South Korea and as Liberation Day in North Korea. It is the only public holiday that both Koreas share.

  7. In Japan, August 15 is known as "Memorial Day for the End of the War."

  8. The campaign began with the invasion of Sicily on July 9, 1943 and ended on August 17 with an Allied victory. The invasion of Sicily was codenamed "Operation Husky."

  9. 10 year old Austrian girl Natascha Kampusch was abducted on 2 March 1998 and was abused and held in a secret cellar by her kidnapper Wolfgang Přiklopil until she escaped on 23 August 2006. She cried when her abductor committed suicide and owns and visits the house where she was held captive.

  10. As of August 2017 only 1,641 of 2,996 (54.8%) of those who died on 9/11 have been identified and accounted for.

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Besides Guadalcanal Island, the islands of Tulagi and Florida were also assaulted by the Marines on August 7.

The signing of the Declaration of Independence didn't occur on July 4, 1776. After the Continental Congress voted to declare independence on July 2, the final language of the document was approved on July 4, and it was printed and distributed on July 4–5. The actual signing was on August 2, 1776

The Americans began flanking the Axis line by landing behind it, forcing the Axis forces to abandon Sicily on August 17.

140 years ago, August 2, 1876; James Butler "Wild" Bill Hickok was fatally shot from behind by Jack McCall while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. He was holding two black aces and eights, later named "The Dead Man´s Hand".

Carbondale, Illinois is almost dead center for not 1 but 2 total solar eclipses, 7 years apart (Great Eclipse of 2017 on August 21, 2017 and Total Eclipse on April 8, 2024)

The Japanese had a program to research nuclear weapons in World War 2 but was unable to progress after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Japanese Surrender in August 1945

The Warsaw Radio Mast was the world's tallest structure from 1974 until its collapse on 8 August 1991, and the signals from its 2 megawatt transmitters could be received across essentially the entire globe

Makanda, Illinois Will Experience 2 Back-to-Back Total Solar Eclipses in the Span of 7 Years: One on August 21, 2017 and the Other on April 8, 2024

On August 5, 1989, the Dermott, Arkansas City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting children from breaking curfew, by providing for a sentence of 30 days in jail with 2 days in an open-air public stockade for their parents.

Albert Henry Woolson, the last know surviving member of the Union Army, lived until August 2, 1956, and James Hard the last living combat veteran lived until 1953.

In August 1942, the Americans began launching air raids on Attu and Kiska from a airstrip on Adak Island at the tip of the Aleutians.

Oklahoma City has 2 airports, both named after men who died in a plane crash. Wiley Post, and Will Rogers. They died in the same plane crash August 15, 1935, Near Point Barrow Alaska

The Mariner 2 Probe launch from Cape Canaveral on August 27th 1962 almost failed when a loose wire caused the launch vehicle to roll rapidly. Luckily the centrifugal forces pushed the wire back into place and the rolling stopped. Mariner 2 became the first robotic probe to flyby another planet.

2 days ago on August 29th, 2017 the apocalypse occurred exactly 2 decades ago according to James Cameron's Terminator lore.

The world's largest popcorn ball was unveiled in August 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It weighed 6,510 pounds (2,950 kg), measured 8 feet (2.4 m) in diameter, and had a circumference of 24.9 ft (7.6 m)

The shortest baseball game in MLB history. In August, 1916, the Asheville Tourists and the Salem Twins played a 31 minute game in which pitchers lobbed the ball and batters swung at the first pitch. Why? The game was scheduled for 2 o'clock but Asheville had to catch train back home at 3pm.

Only 2 intact JU 87 Stuka Divebombers remain, from the estimated 6,500 that Germany built between 1936 and August 1944. One is in London and the other in Chicago.

Only 2 people signed the Declaration of Independence on July Fourth. Most of the signers actually signed the document on August 2, 1776.

Two toddlers, both 2 years of age, who lived in the same apartment building disappeared from the same park in Harlem in May and August, 1989. Neither were ever found.

The most tweeted moment in the history of Twitter was during the airing of Castle in the Sky on August 2, 2013 when fans tweeted the word "balse" at the exact time that it played in the movie. There was a global peak of 143,199 tweets in one second.

The Dole Air Race, was an ill-fated air race across the Pacific Ocean from northern California to the Territory of Hawaii in August 1927. In all, before, during, and after the race, 10 lives were lost and 6 airplanes were total losses. Only 2 of 8 planes successfully landed in Hawaii.

Russia planted a rust-proof titanium flag on North Pole seabed on August 2, 2007

Marie Thérèse, the daughter of Marie Antoinette and Louis XIV, was Queen of France for 20 minutes on August 2, 1830

There will be a full solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, and it will reach its maximum 15 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, at 2:26PM EDT.

The Decleration of Independence was actually signed on August 2, 1776, and not on July 4 due to New York Delegates seeing fault in certain senriments in the Dec. of Ind.