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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  On this day in history birth of johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)  

1533  On August - 02 birth of theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588)  

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  On this day in history birth of philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)  

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

1703  On August - 02 birth of lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775)  

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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 this day in history.  

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

0686  On August - 02 john V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies  

0924  On August - 02 death of Ælfweard of Wessex  

1002  Abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

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

1100  On this day in history death of william II, [Rufus], king of England, shot in New Forest at 44  

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

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