Tuesday, 2 August 2016


Historical events that took place on the 2nd of August
1875: The world’s 1st roller skating rink was opened in London

1914: Germany and Turkey signed a secret treaty

1922: About 60,000 people died after China was hit by a typhoon

1934: Adolph Hitler became the commander-in-chief of Germany

1944: Turkey cut off diplomatic ties with Nazi-Germany

1980: 86 people were killed following a fascist bomb attack on an Italian train station

1985: Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashed at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport killing 137 people

1990: Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait

1993: A train crash in a Spanish tunnel left 12 people dead

1997: Nigerian Afrobeat superstar, anti-military dictatorship activist, social maverick and pan-Africanist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti died of AIDS

2010: The Marine Life census reports revealed that 230,000 species of animal live in the world's oceans

2012: The Japanese press revealed that electronics company, Sharp Corporation, would cut 5,000 jobs worldwide

2014: Yunnan Province of China was hit by a 6.1-magnitude earthquake leaving 367 people dead and over 1,880 people injured





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