2 August 2022: This day in history

338 BC: Macedonian army led by Philip II defeats combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean

216 BC: Second Punic War: Battle of Cannae – Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats numerically superior Roman army under command consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro

1776: Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians)

1790: 1st US census conducted, the population was 3,939,214 including 697,624 slaves

1832: Battle of Bad Axe, Wisconsin: 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sauk & Fox Native Americans ending the Black Hawk War in the US

1858: Government of India transferred from East India Company to the British Crown

2018: Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value


Source: Onthisday.com

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