This page lists historical and other events on August 2nd in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans..
1256 - Kingdom of Mallorca: Jaume I writes a letter to the important citizens and officials of the kingdom of Mallorca asking them to swear allegiance to his heir Jaume II of Mallorca.
1391 - Palma, Mallorca: The Christian community sacks El Call, the Jewish neighbourhood.
1439 - Barcelona: The first stone of the Port of Barcelona is laid
1708 - The first opera concert is given in Catalonia at the Llotja de Mar in Barcelona in the presence of Archduke Carles of Austria.
1931 - Catalonia: The provisional Statute of the Generalitat, known as the Estatut de Núria, is passed by referendum.
1922 - Barcelona: Jordi Sabater Pi, Catalan primatologist, world expert in ethology (died 2009)
1218 - Ramon de Palafolls, Bishop of Girona
1897 - Sant Boi de Llobregat: María Angustias Giménez Vera, nun and co-founder of the Germanes Hospitalàries del Sagrat Cor de Jesús.
2006 - Perpinyà, Rosselló: Max Havart, composer of sardanas.
August 2nd is the Saints Day of La Mare de Déu dels Àngels, which as it is summer, is an excuse for Festa Majors around Catalonia.
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