Historical Events In August - 02
Monday, 25 January 2021
1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships on August - 02.
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 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 August - 02 jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) sets record for heptathlon (7161 pts)
1986 On this day in history roy Marcus Cohn, US lawyer (Joseph McCarthy), dies
1987 On August - 02 don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")
1987 On this day in history michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)
1987 On this day in history 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 Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50 on this day in history.
1989 NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24 on this day in history.
1990 On this day in history iraq invades & occupies Kuwait
1990 Iraq invades Kuwait on August - 02.
1990 Iraq Invades Kuwait - leading to Operation Desert Storm on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges
1991 On August - 02 hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
1991 On August - 02 gabriel Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
1992 On this day in history ephraim Katz, Israeli/US encyclopedist (film encyclopedia), dies
2005 Air France Flight 358 bursts into flames after overshooting the runway at Toronto Pearson International Airport; all aboard survive on this day in history.
2012 On August - 02 23 people are killed after two blasts in a fruit market in Lahore, Pakistan
2013 40 people are killed after an ammunition depot explodes in Homs, Syria on this day in history.
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 August - 02.
2017 On August - 02 great Britain's Prince Philip aged 96 makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements
2017 On August - 02 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 On this day in history fields Medal for mathematics awarded to Caucher Birkar (his stolen minutes later), Alessio Figalli, Peter Scholze and Akshay Venkatesh
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.