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WHAT HAPPENED TODAY IN HISTORY…AUGUST 2nd:

1865 - Lewis Carroll publishes “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
1961 - Beatles 1st gig as house band of Liverpool’s Cavern Club
1987 - Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1905 - Myrna Loy, Helena Mont, actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), (d. 1993)
1953 - Butch Patrick, actor (Eddie Munster)
GOODBYE TO:

1876 - Wild Bill Hickok, shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8′s
1922 - Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/US physicist (telephone), dies
1932 - Peter O’Toole, Ireland, actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), (d. 2013)

 

To see more historical events that happened on this date, visit http://www.historyorb.com/day/august/2

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