Historical Events In August - 02
Friday, 07 August 2020
1980 On this day in history uS swimmers set 3 world records at National championships
1980 Verdun John Scott, cricketer (ten Tests for NZ), dies on this day in history.
1982 Cathleen Nesbitt, English actress (Separate Tables), dies at 93 on August - 02.
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 On this day in history 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 On this day in history don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")
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 August - 02.
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 this day in history 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 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges on August - 02.
1991 On this day in history hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
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 On this day in history 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan
2013 On August - 02 40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria
2017 First successful gene editing in human embryos to repair disease-causing mutation reported by scientists in "Nature" on August - 02.
2017 On August - 02 uS President Donald Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, limiting his ability to ever lift them
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 this day in history.
2018 On this day in history pope Frances declares the death penalty unacceptable in all cases, reversing church teachings and adding to Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church