3rd AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 3rd ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1958 : Nautilus travelled under North Pole | & more about history on this day in the video… The U.S. nuclear submarine Nautilus accomplished the first undersea voyage to the geographic North Pole. The world’s Continue reading 3rd AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

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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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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1st AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 1st ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  : 1961 : Texans headed for the thrills at Six Flags | & more about history on this day in the video… The first Six Flags Over Texas amusement park opened on the 1st of August 1961, on  212 acres in Arlington, Continue reading 1st AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY