August 2: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1776, delegates to the Continental Congress formally sign the Declaration of Independence.
- In 1865, Lewis Carroll publishes "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland".
- In 1875, the world's first roller skating rink opens in London
- In 1987, Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH).
- In 1990, Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, leading to Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, known as the Gulf War.
- Famous Birthdays: James Baldwin (author), Charles L'Enfant (engineer and city planner, Mary Louise Parker (actor), Wes Craven (director)
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