This page lists news articles and events for August 2.
Events that happen on the specified date are listed under Events: entries. News articles that were published on the specified date are listed under News: entries. Events that only happened in fiction on the specified date are listed under Fiction: entries and are written in italics.
- Event: Conclusion of the Bad Axe Massacre, in which Chief Black Hawk was defeated, ending the Black Hawk Indian War.
- Event: President Warren G. Harding dies, possibly of a heart attack or stroke, under mysterious circumstances.