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TODAY IN HISTORY - AUGUST 2


• 216 BC – Second Punic War: Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal defeated a numerically superior Roman army, near the town of Cannae in Apulia in southeast Italy.


• 1610 – English sea explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage to reach the Pacific Ocean.

• 1830 – His hand forced by the recent July Revolution, Charles X of France abdicated the throne in favor of his grandson, Henry.

• 1916 – An explosion sank the Italian dreadnought Leonardo da Vinci, which was blamed on Austro-Hungarian saboteurs.
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