Today in History, English
Today in History, English

87151August 2Event1943 – Rebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.
87152August 2Event1943 – World War II: The Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saves all but two of his crew.
87153August 2Event1944 – ASNOM: Birth of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia, celebrated as Day of the Republic in the Republic of Macedonia.
87154August 2Event1944 – World War II: The largest trade convoy of the world wars arrives safely in the Western Approaches.
87155August 2Event1945 – World War II: End of the Potsdam Conference.
87156August 2Event1947 – A British South American Airways Avro Lancastrian airliner crashes into a mountain during a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile. The wreckage would not be found until 1998.
87157August 2Event1964 – Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident: North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyer USS Maddox.
87158August 2Event1968 – An earthquake hits Casiguran, Aurora, Philippines killing more than 270 people and wounding 261.
87159August 2Event1973 – A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
87160August 2Event1980 – A bomb explodes at the railway station in Bologna, Italy, killing 85 people and wounding more than 200.
87161August 2Event1985 – Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, crashes at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport killing 137.
87162August 2Event1989 – Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restored democracy for the first time since 1972.
87163August 2Event1989 – A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
87164August 2Event1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.
87165August 2Event1998 – The Second Congo War begins.
87166August 2Event2005 – Air France Flight 358, lands at Toronto Pearson International Airport, and runs off the runway causing the plane to burst into flames leaving 12 injuries and no fatalities.
87167August 2Event2014 – At least 146 people were killed and more than 114 injured in an explosion at a factory near Shanghai.
87168August 2Birth1455 – John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (d. 1499)
87169August 2Birth1533 – Theodor Zwinger, Swiss physician and scholar (d. 1588)
87170August 2Birth1612 – Saskia van Uylenburgh, Dutch model (d. 1642)
87171August 2Birth1672 – Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Swiss paleontologist and scholar (d. 1733)
87172August 2Birth1674 – Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (d. 1723)
87173August 2Birth1696 – Mahmud I, Ottoman sultan (d. 1754)
87174August 2Birth1702 – Dietrich of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1769)
87175August 2Birth1703 – Lorenzo Ricci, Italian religious leader, 18th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1775)
87176August 2Birth1740 – Jean Baptiste Camille Canclaux, French general (d. 1817)
87177August 2Birth1754 – Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-American architect and engineer, designed Washington, D.C. (d. 1825)
87178August 2Birth1788 – Leopold Gmelin, German chemist and academic (d. 1853)
87179August 2Birth1815 – Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German poet and historian (d. 1894)
87180August 2Birth1820 – John Tyndall, Irish-English physicist and mountaineer (d. 1893)

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