2nd August

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1990 Irag siezes Kuwait Iraqi armed forces sieze Kuwait on the instructions of the Iraqi president Saddam Hussein
1989 Trade relations with Argentina re-established Trade relations are re-established between Britain and Argentina following the Falklands War.
1985 Air Crash kills 137 A jumbo jet crashes while attempting to land at Dallas airport killing 137 people.
1980 Bomb kills 84 A bomb in Italy's Bolonga railway station, planted by Neo-fascists, kills 84
1934 Adolf Hitler becomes Fuehrer Adolf Hitler becomes Fuehrer on the death of President Paul von Hindenburg.
1900 Persian Royalty assissination attempt Anarchist Francois Salsou tries to assissinate the Shah of Persia in Paris
1876 Wild Bill Hickok killed US Marshall Wild Bill Hickok is shot and killed while playing poker in a saloon in Deadwood, South Dakota.
1865 Lewis Carroll publishes Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll publishes his book Alice in Wonderland, the first edition is withdrawn due to print quality problems.

 

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On This Day - 2nd August