Es passierte an einem 02 August

1876 : Wild Bill Hickok murdered

On August 2, 1876, the famous gunfighter Wild Bill Hickok was murdered in the back while playing a card game. Wild Bill Hickok became a legend in the West, not only because of his qualities as a gunfighter but also of his eventful life as a scout, lawyer or attraction in the Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show.

1934 : Hitler became fuhrer

On August 2, 1934, at the death of President Hindenburg, Hitler became fuhrer, both Chancellor and President of Germany. He also dismantled the remaining democratic parts of the country.

1980 : Bologna massacre

On August 2, 1980, a bomb exploded in the Bologna railway station killing 85 people and injuring more than 200. The attack was perpetrated by extreme rightmilitants of the NAR (Nuclei Armati rivoluzionari).

1990 : Iraq invaded Kuwait

On 2nd August 1990, Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait in order to annex its oil reserves and to have more coastline on the Persian Gulf.
In November, the UN voted an ultimatum authorizing the use of force if Iraqi forces had not withdrawn from Kuwait by mid-January 1991. Iraqi forces refused to withdraw from Koweit, therefore Operation Desert Storm was launched at the end of February 1991.

2005 : An Air France aircraft burst into flames on landing in Toronto

On August 2, 2005, Air France Flight 358 burst into flames after failing to stop at the end of the runway while landing at Toronto airport. Of the 309 passengers and crew members, only 12 people where seriously injured and everybody survived.

Zitat des Tages : 02 August

Saddam Hussein
Politics is when you say you are going to do one thing while intending to do another. Then you do neither what you said nor what you intended.

Geburtstage : 02 August

Frédéric Bartholdi, French sculptor (Statue of Liberty) (1834)
Jack Warner, American producer (1892)
Charles Bennett, English screenwriter (1899)
Myrna Loy, American actress (1905)
Félix Leclerc, Canadian singer (1914)
Louis Pauwels, French journalist (1920)
Shimon Peres, Israeli politician (1923)
James Baldwin, American writer (1924)
Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (1932)
Wes Craven, American director (1939)
Isabel Allende, Chilean American writer (1942)
Joanna Cassidy, American actress (1945)
Joe Lynn Turner, American singer (Rainbow, Deep Purple) (1951)
Muriel Robin, French actress and comedian (1955)
Michèle Bernier, French actress and comedian (1956)
Stefan Effenberg, German footballer (1968)
Daniele Nardello, Italian cyclist (1972)
Michael Weiss, American figure skater (1976)
Priscilla, French singer (1989)

Sie haben uns verlassen 02 August

Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (1788)
Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor (1799)
Lazare Carnot, French general, politician and engineer (1823)
Wild Bill Hickok, American scout, lawman and gunfighter (1876)
Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (1921)
Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish and Canadian inventor (1922)
Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States (1923)
Louis Blériot, French aviator (1936)
Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (1945)
Michel Berger, French singer and songwriter (1947)
Jean-Pierre Melville, French director (1973)
Fritz Lang, Austrian director (1976)
Raymond Carver, American writer (1988)
Michel Debré, French politician (1996)
William S. Burroughs, American writer (1997)

Tipp des Tages : 02 August

Prevent a cut to bleed too long

When you tend to bleed a lot, it can be difficult to stop the bleeding at the slightest cut.
To avoid this concern, when you cut, compress the wound a few minutes and have it disinfected, then spray liquid wound-dressing. It is very effective : no more bleeding, the wound is easely healed and protected from germs.
If the wound is large, the stitches are required and you must consult a doctor or an emergency room.

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