Historical Events for 2nd August 2021

1701 – Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk
1934 – 1st airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it
1948 – Danish swimmer Greta Anderson (1:06.3) touches out American Ann Curtis by 0.2 in the women’s 100m freestyle at the London Olympics
1964 – Race riot in Jersey City, New Jersey
1985 – 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo
1989 – NASA confirmed Voyager 2’s discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 and 1989 N24
1996 – The star-studded United States men’s basketball team, Dream Team III, beat Yugoslavia 95-69 to win the gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics
1999 – “The Sixth Sense”, starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, and Haley Joel Osment, premieres
2013 – Carl Icahn sues computer giant Dell in an attempt to derail a buyout bid by the CEO, Michael Dell
2017 – Great Britain’s Prince Philip aged 96 makes his final solo public appearance before retiring from public engagements

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