Historical Events for 2nd August 2019

1552 – Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion
1921 – After 3 hours deliberation a Chicago jury acquits 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal, next day banned from organised baseball for life
1931 – Spanish Catalonia agrees (99+%) for autonomous status
1941 – Jews are expelled from Hungarian Ruthenia
1943 – Sunderland seaplanes sink U-706 and U-106
1979 – Washington, D.C. trial attorney Edward Bennett Williams buys MLB’s Baltimore Orioles from Jerold Hoffberger for reported $12.3 million
1982 – Roger Ebert’s “Movie News” premieres on ABC FM network
1985 – 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo
1986 – American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee beats her own world heptathlon record by 13 points (7,161) in Houston
1988 – System Enhancement Association settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)

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