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August 2


1790   The first US Census is conducted.

1870   The world's first underground tube railway opens in London.

1876   Wild Bill Hickok is killed while playing poker.

1990   Iraq invades Kuwait starting the Gulf War.

Famous Birthdays:

1835   Elisha Gray (Inventor)

1924   Carroll O' Connor (Actor)

1939   Wes Craven (Director)

1964   Mary Louise Parker (Actress)

1977   Edward Furlong (Actor from Terminator 2)

1982   Grady Sizemore (Baseball player)

1985   Britt Nicole (Singer)

Today in History Archive:

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