Historical Events In August - 02
Sunday, 03 July 2022
1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on this day in history.
1980 On August - 02 verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies
1982 Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93 on August - 02.
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 August - 02.
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 On August - 02 frank Faylen, vaudevillian, dies of pneumonia at 79
1986 On this day in history jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
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 August - 02.
1987 Myron Stout, US abstract artist, dies at 79 on this day in history.
1988 Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo on this day in history.
1988 System Enhancement Assoc settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC) on August - 02.
1988 Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50 on August - 02.
1989 On August - 02 nASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24
1990 On August - 02 iraq invades & occupies Kuwait
1990 Iraq invades Kuwait on August - 02.
1990 Iraq Invades Kuwait - leading to Operation Desert Storm on August - 02.
1991 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges on this day in history.
1991 Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA on August - 02.
1991 Gabriel Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen on August - 02.
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 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 August - 02.
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 Great Britain's Prince Philip aged 96 makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements on this day in history.
2017 New larger crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash created on August - 02.
2018 On August - 02 apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value
2018 Fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh on August - 02.
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.