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This Day in History for August 2 – First US Census and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776 – The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence takes place (More info)

1790 – The first US census is completed and shows a population of 3,929,214 people (More info)

1934 – Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany (More info)

1937 – The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal (More info)

1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War (More info)

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