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In November, the UN voted an ultimatum authorizing the use of force if Iraqi forces had not withdrawn from Kuwait by mid-January 1991.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

Citazione del giorno : 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.

Compleanni : 02 Agosto

Frédéric Bartholdi, Scultore francese (Statua della Libertà) (1834)
Jack Warner, Produttore americano (1892)
Charles Bennett, Sceneggiatore inglese (1899)
Myrna Loy, Attrice americana (1905)
Félix Leclerc, Cantante canadese (1914)
Louis Pauwels, Giornalista francese (1920)
Shimon Peres, Politico israeliano (1923)
James Baldwin, Scrittore americano (1924)
Peter O'Toole, Attore irlandese (1932)
Wes Craven, Regista americano (1939)
Isabel Allende, Scrittrice cilena americana (1942)
Joanna Cassidy, Attrice americana (1945)
Joe Lynn Turner, Cantante americano (Rainbow, Deep Purple) (1951)
Muriel Robin, Attrice e comica francese (1955)
Michèle Bernier, Attrice e comica francese (1956)
Stefan Effenberg, Calciatore tedesco (1968)
Daniele Nardello, Ciclista italiano (1972)
Michael Weiss, Pattinatore americano (1976)
Priscilla, Cantante francese (1989)

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Thomas Gainsborough, Pittore inglese (1788)
Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Inventore francese (1799)
Lazare Carnot, Generale, politico e ingegnere (1823)
Wild Bill Hickok, Uomo di legge e pistolero americano (1876)
Enrico Caruso, Tenore italiano (1921)
Alexander Graham Bell, Inventore scozzese e canadese (1922)
Warren G. Harding, 29o presidente degli Stati Uniti (1923)
Louis Blériot, Aviatore francese (1936)
Pietro Mascagni, Compositore italiano (1945)
Michel Berger, Cantante e compositore francese (1947)
Jean-Pierre Melville, Regista francese (1973)
Fritz Lang, Regista austriaco (1976)
Raymond Carver, Scrittore americano (1988)
Michel Debré, Politico francese (1996)
William S. Burroughs, Scrittore americano (1997)
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