Wednesday 2 August 1939
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include John W Snow and Edward Pattern in Atlanta.
The Four Feathers, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1939
while All This, and Heaven Too by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Percy Ponsonby.
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- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- John W Snow: American 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury.
- Edward Pattern in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; singer (Gladys Knight and the Pips).
- Wes Craven: American author, film maker and screen writer known for his horror films "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream.
- Michel Vachey: France Writer.
- Benjamin Barber: American theorist author and academic.
- John Snow: American businessman and politician 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury
- Harvey Spencer Lewis: American Rosicrucian mystic (Born 1883).
- Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers.
- Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.
- Albert Einstein writes to President Franklin Roosevelt about developing the atomic bomb using uranium. This leads to the creation of the Manhattan Project.
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