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Historical Events In August - 02

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1980  US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.  

1980  Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies on August - 02.  

1982  On this day in history cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93  

1983  STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad on this day in history.  

1983  On this day in history uS District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination  

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

1985  On August - 02 nASA launches space vehicle S-209  

1985  Frank Faylen, vaudevillian, dies of pneumonia at 79 on August - 02.  

1986  On this day in history jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)  

1986  On August - 02 roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies  

1987  Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3") on August - 02.  

1987  Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH) on August - 02.  

1987  On August - 02 myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79  

1988  Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history nASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24  

1990  Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait on this day in history.  

1990  On August - 02 iraq invades Kuwait  

1990  Iraq Invades Kuwait - leading to Operation Desert Storm on August - 02.  

1991  Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges on August - 02.  

1991  Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA on this day in history.  

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

1992  Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies on August - 02.  

2005  Air France Flight 358 bursts into flames after overshooting the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport; all aboard survive on August - 02.  

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

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

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

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

2017  On this day in history 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  On this day in history apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value  

2018  On this day in history 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  Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on August - 02.  

1627  On August - 02 birth of samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter  

1632  Kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner) was born on August - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 02.  


Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  On this day in history stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies  

0640  Severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies on August - 02.  

0686  On this day in history john V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies  

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on August - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

1100  Death of William II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44 on this day in history.  

1222  Death of Count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156) on this day in history.  

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