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August 2nd, 1990 (August 02 1990)EventIraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to conflict with coalition forces in the Gulf War.
August 2nd, 1985 (August 02 1985)EventDelta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
August 2nd, 1980 (August 02 1980)EventA bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
August 2nd, 1973 (August 02 1973)EventA flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
August 2nd, 1968 (August 02 1968)EventThe 1968 Casiguran Earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
August 2nd, 1967 (August 02 1967)EventThe second Blackwall Tunnel opens in Greenwich, London.
August 2nd, 1965 (August 02 1965)EventFrench Riviera fires: At least 7,000 people, mostly holidaymakers, evacuate to a local beach as fires swept the hills between the Provence resorts of Hyeres and St Tropez.
August 2nd, 1964 (August 02 1964)EventVietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin IncidentNorth Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fires on U.S. destroyers, USS Maddox and the USS Turner Joy.
August 2nd, 1945 (August 02 1945)EventWorld War II: Potsdam Conference, in which the Allied Powers discuss the future of defeated Germany, concludes.
August 2nd, 1943 (August 02 1943)EventRebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.
August 2nd, 1943 (August 02 1943)EventWorld War II: PT-109 rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future US President, saves all but two of his crew.John F. Kennedy Quotes
August 2nd, 1939 (August 02 1939)EventAlbert Einstein and Leo Szilard write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.Leo Szilard Quotes
August 2nd, 1937 (August 02 1937)EventThe Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, essentially rendering marijuana and all its by-products illegal.
August 2nd, 1934 (August 02 1934)EventGleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer of Germany.Adolf Hitler Quotes
August 2nd, 1932 (August 02 1932)EventThe positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson.
August 2nd, 1931 (August 02 1931)EventEinstein urges all scientists to refuse military work.
August 2nd, 1918 (August 02 1918)EventJapan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I.
August 2nd, 1916 (August 02 1916)EventWorld War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto.
August 2nd, 1903 (August 02 1903)EventFall of the Ottoman Empire: Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians led by the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization against Ottoman Turkey, also known as the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie Uprising.
August 2nd, 1870 (August 02 1870)EventTower Subway, the world s first underground tube railway, opens in London.
August 2nd, 1869 (August 02 1869)EventJapan s samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (Shinokosho) is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese date: June 25, 1869). Osho Quotes
August 2nd, 1798 (August 02 1798)EventFrench Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay) concludes in a British victory
August 2nd, 1790 (August 02 1790)EventThe first US Census is conducted.
August 2nd, 1776 (August 02 1776)EventDelegates to the Continental Congress begin signing the United States Declaration of Independence.
August 2nd, 1610 (August 02 1610)EventHenry Hudson sails into what it is now known as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.
August 2nd, 0338 (August 02 0338)EventA Macedonian army led by Philip II defeated the combined forces of Athens and Thebes in the Battle of Chaeronea, securing Macedonian hegemony in Greece and the Aegean.
August 2nd, 0216 (August 02 0216)EventSecond Punic War: Battle of CannaeThe Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats a numerically superior Roman army under command of consuls Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Gaius Terentius Varro.

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