CAIRO – 2 August 2021: On August 2, many important events took place.
Important world events:
338 BC The victory of the Macedonian army led by Philip II over the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, which showed Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean Sea.
216 BC. The victory of the Carthaginian army led by Hannibal over the Roman army in the Battle of Cannae.
1274 - Edward I of England returns from the Ninth Crusade, and is crowned seventeen days later.
1798 - The victory of the British fleet over the French fleet in the naval battle of Abu Qir, as part of the battles of the French campaign on Egypt.
1776 - The United States Declaration of Independence is formally signed.
1790 - The first census was conducted in the United States, and the population at that time was 3,929,326.
1858 - An Act is passed by the British Parliament to wind up the business of the British East India Company; and solutions of the Government of India to represent its business.
1939 - Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard send a letter to US President Franklin Roosevelt urging him to start the Manhattan Project to produce a nuclear weapon.
1940 - The French Vichy government sentences General Charles de Gaulle to death in absentia during World War II.
1956 - The French Parliament declares its opposition to Egypt's nationalization of the Suez Canal, and France joins the United Kingdom and Israel.