eso ha pasado un 02 Agosto

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In November, the UN voted an ultimatum authorizing the use of force if Iraqi forces had not withdrawn from Kuwait by mid-January 1991.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.

Cita del día : 02 Agosto

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.

Cumpleaños : 02 Agosto

Frédéric Bartholdi, Escultor francés (Estatua de la Libertad) (1834)
Jack Warner, Productor americano (1892)
Charles Bennett, Guionista inglés (1899)
Myrna Loy, Actriz americana (1905)
Félix Leclerc, Cantante canadiense (1914)
Louis Pauwels, Periodista francés (1920)
Shimon Peres, Político israelí (1923)
James Baldwin, Escritor americano (1924)
Peter O'Toole, Actor irlandés (1932)
Wes Craven, Director de cine americano (1939)
Isabel Allende, escritora chilena americana (1942)
Joanna Cassidy, Actriz americana (1945)
Joe Lynn Turner, Cantante estadounidense (Rainbow, Deep Purple) (1951)
Muriel Robin, Actriz y comediante francesa (1955)
Michèle Bernier, Actriz y comediante francesa (1956)
Stefan Effenberg, Futbolista alemán (1968)
Daniele Nardello, Ciclista italiano (1972)
Michael Weiss, Patinador artístico americano (1976)
Priscilla, Cantante francesa (1989)

Nos han dejado un 02 Agosto

Thomas Gainsborough, Pintor inglés (1788)
Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Inventor francés (1799)
Lazare Carnot, General, político e ingeniero francés (1823)
Wild Bill Hickok, Representante de la ley y pistolero americano (1876)
Enrico Caruso, Tenor italiano (1921)
Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor escocés y canadiense (1922)
Warren G. Harding, 29º presidente de los Estados Unidos (1923)
Louis Blériot, Aviador francés (1936)
Pietro Mascagni, Compositor italiano (1945)
Michel Berger, Cantante y compositor francés (1947)
Jean-Pierre Melville, Director de cine francés (1973)
Fritz Lang, Director de cine austriaco (1976)
Raymond Carver, Escritor americano (1988)
Michel Debré, Político francés (1996)
William S. Burroughs, Escritor americano (1997)
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