2nd August

The events happened on 2nd August are :

1990 : Kuwait invaded : Iraq invaded Kuwait on this day in 1990, and Ṣaddām Ḥussein's subsequent refusal to withdraw his troops sparked the Persian Gulf War, in which an international force led by the United States quickly defeated Iraq.

1943 : PT-109, a U.S. Navy torpedo boat under John F. Kennedy's command, was sunk by a Japanese destroyer.

1920 : Marcus Garvey, black leader and founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, reached the height of his power as he presided at an international convention in New York City.

1876 : Wild Bill Hickok—a frontiersman, marksman, gambler, and legend of the American West—was murdered in the city of Deadwood, in what is now South Dakota.

1830 : Charles X of France abdicated the throne, unable to resist the July Revolution.

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