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Historical Events In August - 02

Monday, 14 June 2021

1980  On this day in history uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships  

1980  Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies on this day in history.  

1982  Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93 on this day in history.  

1983  On August - 02 sTS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad  

1983  US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo  

1985  NASA launches space vehicle S-209 on this day in history.  

1985  On August - 02 frank Faylen, vaudevillian, dies of pneumonia at 79  

1986  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts) on August - 02.  

1986  Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies on this day in history.  

1987  Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3") on this day in history.  

1987  Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH) on this day in history.  

1987  On this day in history myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79  

1988  On this day in history raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo  

1988  On August - 02 system Enhancement Assoc settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)  

1988  On August - 02 raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50  

1989  NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24 on August - 02.  

1990  Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait on August - 02.  

1990  On August - 02 iraq invades Kuwait  

1990  On this day in history iraq Invades Kuwait - leading to Operation Desert Storm  

1991  On this day in history funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges  

1991  On this day in history hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA  

1991  On August - 02 gabriel Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen  

1992  Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies on this day in history.  

2005  On this day in history air France Flight 358 bursts into flames after overshooting the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport; all aboard survive.  

2012  On August - 02 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan  

2013  40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria on this day in history.  

2017  On this day in history first successful gene editing in human embryos to repair disease-causing mutation reported by scientists in "Nature"  

2017  US President Donald Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, limiting his ability to ever lift them on this day in history.  

2017  On August - 02 great Britain's Prince Philip aged 96 makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements  

2017  On August - 02 new larger crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash created  

2018  On August - 02 apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value  

2018  On August - 02 fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh  

2018  On August - 02 pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  Johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99) was born on August - 02.  

1533  On this day in history birth of theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)  

1627  On this day in history birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter  

1632  On August - 02 birth of kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)  

1672  Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733) was born on this day in history.  

1674  Philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723) was born on August - 02.  

1696  On this day in history birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia  

1703  Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  Stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies on August - 02.  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on this day in history.  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on this day in history.  

0924  On this day in history death of Ælfweard of Wessex  

1002  Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64 on August - 02.  

1075  John VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies on August - 02.  

1100  Death of William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 on August - 02.  

1222  Death of Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156) on August - 02.  

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