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Historical Events In August - 02

Saturday, 06 March 2021

1980  US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on August - 02.  

1980  On this day in history verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies  

1982  On August - 02 cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93  

1983  On August - 02 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  NASA launches space vehicle S-209 on August - 02.  

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  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 August - 02.  

1987  On August - 02 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  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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history iraq invades & occupies Kuwait  

1990  Iraq invades Kuwait on this day in history.  

1990  Iraq Invades Kuwait - leading to Operation Desert Storm on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1991  Gabriel Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen on August - 02.  

1992  Ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies on this day in history.  

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 August - 02.  

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

2017  On August - 02 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 August - 02.  

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  On this day in history new larger crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash created  

2018  Apple becomes the first American public listed company to reach $1 trillion in value on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1627  Samuel Dircksz van Hoogstraten, Dutch painter was born on this day in history.  

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

1672  On August - 02 birth of johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss scholar (d. 1733)  

1674  On this day in history birth of philip II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France (d. 1723)  

1696  On August - 02 birth of mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia  

1703  Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (d. 1775) was born on this day in history.  


Famous Deaths In August - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0257  On August - 02 stefanus I, bishop of Rome (254-57)/heretic fighter, dies  

0640  On this day in history severinus, Italian Pope (640), dies  

0686  John V, 1st Greeks-Syrian Pope (685-86), dies on August - 02.  

0924  Death of Ælfweard of Wessex on August - 02.  

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

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

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

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

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