Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for 2 August 2019:
31st calendar week, 214th day of the year
151 days left until the end of the year
Astrological sign Leo
2018 - The stock market value of the iPhone giant Apple is the first US company skipping the trillion dollar mark.
2017 - At a diesel summit in Berlin, the industry promises software fixes and premiums on the purchase of clean cars.
2014 - The Düsseldorf-based investor Droege takes over the majority of the insolvent Weltbild group.
1999 - In a head-on collision between two express trains at the train station in the Indian city of Gaisal (West Bengal State), 287 people are killed.
1987 - With a 2-1 victory in Vancouver over the United States wins with Steffi Graf and Claudia Kohde-Kilsch for the first time a German team the Federation Cup, the unofficial World Team Championship
1984 - The first e-mail to Germany goes on the way. The following day, she receives Professor Werner Zorn at the University of Karlsruhe. It is a welcome from the US scientific network CSNET.
1939 - The physicist Albert Einstein warns US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a memorandum before the possible construction of a German atomic bomb.
1934 - After the death of Reich President Paul von Hindenburg, Adolf Hitler unites the offices of Reich President and Reich Chancellor in his person and now carries the title of "Führer und Reichskanzler".
1869 - The surgeon Gustav Simon successfully removes a kidney (nephrectomy) in Germany for the first time.
1969 - Fernando Couto (50), Portuguese national footballer
1949 - Dao (70), Chinese writer («Tides»)
1949 - Regine Marquardt, German politician, Minister of Culture Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1994-1998), d. 2016
1939 - Wes Craven, American film director ("Scream - Scream!", "Nightmare - Murderous Dreams"), d. 2015
1939 - Helga Schuchardt (80), German politician, from 1965 to 1982 Member of the FDP, Senator of Culture of Hamburg 1983-1987, Minister of Science and Culture in Lower Saxony 1990-1998
2004 - Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer and journalist, called "the man with the Leica", 1947 Co-founder of the Magnum agency, b. 1908
1944 - Felix Nussbaum, German painter and graphic artist, murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, b. 1904