Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 2

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This is a list of selected August 2 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled August 2, 2019 featured article or the August 2, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1610 – English sea explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage to reach the Pacific Ocean. refimprove section
1830 – His hand forced by the recent July Revolution, Charles X of France abdicated the throne in favor of his grandson, Henry. unreferenced section
1831 - Dutch troops invaded Belgium in a final attempt to suppress the Belgian Revolution refimprove section
1870Tower Subway, one of the world's earliest underground tube railways, opened beneath the River Thames in London. unreferenced section
1903 – The Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization started the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in Macedonia. lead too long, prose
1964Gulf of Tonkin incident Moved to August 4
1980 – A terrorist bomb exploded at a railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200. refimprove section
Harriet Arbuthnot (d. 1834) date not cited



August 2: Republic Day in Macedonia

Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Bertha Lutz (b. 1894) · Betsy Bloomingdale (b. 1922)  · Jean-Pierre Melville (d. 1973)

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