Today in HisStory August 2

Today in HisStory

In the Second Punic War, during the Battle of Cannae, the Carthaginian army led by Hannibal defeated numerically superior Roman army. (216 BC)

King William II of England was killed by an arrow shot by Sir Walter Tyrell while hunting in the New Forest. (1100)

James Abbes was martyred by being burned at the stake during Queen Mary of Tudor’s reign. (1555)

Henry Hudson entered what would later be called Hudson Bay for the first time. (1610)

US Revolutionary War:  US Declaration of Independence was formally signed by 56 people. (1776)

US Revolutionary War:  George Washington created an honorary badge of distinction. (1782)

In the first US Census, the population was 3,939,214 including 697,624 slaves. (1790)

Napoleon was declared Consul for Life. (1802)

First parachute jump in US took place. (1819)

In the Battle of Bad Axe, Wisconsin, 1,300 Illinois militia defeated Sauk and Fox Native Americans ending the Black…

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