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On this day: August 2

POSTED: 03:10 PM CDT Aug 01, 2012    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Aug 02, 2013 

America formally declares its independence, the U.S. Census is born, a president dies, JFK becomes a hero, and a young Robert Zimmerman changes his name, all on this day.

OTD August 2 - Henry Hudson
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1610: Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.

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