Historical Events In August - 02
Friday, 18 September 2020
1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.
1980 On this day in history verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies
1982 On this day in history cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93
1983 On this day in history 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 On this day in history nASA launches space vehicle S-209
1985 Frank Faylen, vaudevillian, dies of pneumonia at 79 on this day in history.
1986 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts) on August - 02.
1986 Roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies on August - 02.
1987 Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3") on this day in history.
1987 On this day in history michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
1987 On August - 02 myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79
1988 On August - 02 raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
1988 On this day in history 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 On August - 02 iraq invades & occupies Kuwait
1990 On this day in history iraq invades Kuwait
1990 On this day in history iraq Invades Kuwait - leading to Operation Desert Storm
1991 On August - 02 funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
1991 Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA on this day in history.
1991 Gabriel Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen on this day in history.
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 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan on this day in history.
2013 40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria on this day in history.
2017 First successful gene editing in human embryos to repair disease-causing mutation reported by scientists in "Nature" on August - 02.
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 New larger crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash created on August - 02.
2018 Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value on August - 02.
2018 Fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh on this day in history.
2018 Pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church on August - 02.