11 things that happened this day in history - 2nd August


Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1824 - Fifth Avenue is opened in New York City

2. 1934 - Adolf Hitler, the Chancellor of Germany, became the country's Fuhrer after German President Paul Von Hindenburg dies

3. 1939 - Albert Einstein signs a letter to President Roosevelt urging the U.S. to have an atomic weapons research program

4. 1980 - A bomb planted by right wing terrorists in a waiting room explodes in Bologna railway station, killing over 70 and injuring more than 200

5. 1983 - Sebastian Coe is forced to pull out of the World Athletics Championship because of illnesss

6. 1987 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is re-released

7. 1990 - Iraq invades Kuwait with more than 100,000 soldiers backed up by 700 tanks

8. 1993 - An English farmer is arrested after his illegal collection of World War II shells and grenades explode

9. 1998 - Robin Cook announces he is leaving his wife to live with his House of Commons secretary, with whom he was having an affair

10. 2000 - Madonna's video Music premieres

11. 2011 - The U.S. Senate raises the debt ceiling by up to $2.4 trillion

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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