2nd AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 2nd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  1990 : Iraq invaded Kuwait | & more about history on this day in the video… Iraqi forces invaded it’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 2nd

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 2nd

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 2nd

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on AUGUST 2nd

1610 ~ Henry Hudson sailed into Hudson Bay thinking that he made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.

1776 ~ The United States Declaration of Independence signing took place.

1790 ~ The first United States Census was conducted.

1870 ~ Tower Subway, the world’s 1st underground tube railway opened in London, England.

1916 ~ Austrian sabotage caused the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto, during World War I.

1934 ~ Adolf Hitler became Führer of Germany following the death of President Paul von Hindenburg duering Gleichschaltung.

1937 ~ The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.

1939 ~ Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd wrote a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon.

1944 ~ The Socialist Republic of Macedonia was born, and celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.

1968 ~ The Casiguran earthquake in Aurora, Philippines killed more than 270 people and wounded 261.

1973 ~ A flash fire killed 51 people at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.

1985 ~ Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar crashed at Dallas, Fort Worth International Airport killing 137 people.

1989 ~ Pakistan was re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restored democracy for the first time since 1972.

1990 ~ Iraq invaded Kuwait, which led to the Gulf War.

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