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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1455  On August - 02 birth of johan Cicero, elect of Brandenburg (1486-99)  

1533  Theodor Zwinger, Swiss scholar (d. 1588) was born on August - 02.  

1627  Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter was born on August - 02.  

1632  On this day in history birth of kaspar von Stieler, German poet (Teutsche Wolredner)  

1672  On this day in history birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)  

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

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 August - 02.  

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

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on this day in history.  

1002  On August - 02 abu Amir Mohammed ibn Abd allah ibn Mohammed ibn Abi Amir, dies at 64  

1075  On this day in history john VIII Xiphilinus, theologian/patriarch of Constantinople, dies  

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

1222  On this day in history death of count Raymond VI of Toulouse (b. 1156)  

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