On This Day in History for August 2 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 142 of 142

  • 1975 107°F (42°C) at Chester/New Bedford, Massachusetts (state record)
  • 1980 Fascist bomb attack on Bologna Italy train station, 86 killed
  • 1981 Australia set 151 to win, all out 121, Botham 5-11 in 14 overs
  • 1983 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad
  • 1983 US District Court begins trying Yonkers accused of race discrimination
  • 1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1985 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo
  • 1985 Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 137 die
  • 1986 TODAY/PC born today

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1986 Saddam Hussein offers peace in open letter to Iran

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1986 13th Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1987 Don Brown sets flight record for handbow (1,336 yds 1'3")
  • 1987 Eric Davis is 7th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in one season
  • 1987 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1988 Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo
  • 1988 System Enhancement Association settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)
  • 1989 NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24
  • 1990 Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
  • 1990 Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats

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1990 US President George H. W. Bush orders troops to Saudi Arabia

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1991 Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA
  • 1991 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched
  • 1991 Pan Am games open in Havana
  • 1992 Tom Seaver, R Fingers, Hal Newhouser, & B McGowan enter Hall of Fame
  • 1993 NYC radio (WFAN) personality Don Imus' lung collapes
  • 1993 Train crash in tunnel at Vega de Anzo Spain, 12 killed
  • 1993 Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420
  • 1994 Congressional hearings begin on White Water
  • 1994 Explosion in lead/zinc mine in Guangxi China, 120+ killed

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1994 NY Supreme Court refuses Howard Stern's non financial disclosure

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1994 Noureddine Morceli runs world record 3000m (7:25.11)
  • 1995 Saudi Arabia's King Fahd issues a decree replacing all members of the Council of Ministers who do not have blood ties to the royal Family
  • 2005 MESSENGER spacecraft performs an Earth flyby

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2008 "Breaking Dawn", 4th book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown at midnight with a print run of 3.7 million copies

  • 2012 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

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2013 Carl Icahn sues computer giant Dell in an attempt to derail a buyout bid by the CEO, Michael Dell

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell Michael Dell
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell
Michael Dell
  • 2017 First successful gene editing in human embryos to repair disease-causing mutation reported by scientists in "Nature"

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2017 US President Donald Trump signs legislation imposing sanctions on Russia, limiting his ability to ever lift them

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2017 Great Britain's Prince Philip aged 96 makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • 2017 New larger crypto-currency Bitcoin Cash created
  • 2017 First footage of white giraffes posted by Hirola Conservation Program in north eastern Kenya

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 110 of 110

  • 1956 Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author
  • 1957 Anne Leuchars, TV journalist
  • 1963 Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
  • 1970 Kevin Smith, director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks)
  • 1973 Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Belcoo Northern Ireland
  • 1979 Reuben Kosgei, Kenyan athlete
  • 1983 Nick Diaz, American MMA fighter
  • 1986 Mathieu Razanakolona, Malagasy skier
  • 1991 Gabriel Anthony Cohen, son of journalists Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
  • 1993 Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee

Weddings in History


Deaths in History