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Saturday, August 2, 2008

august 2

1876 Wild Bill Hickok was murdered in Deadwood, S.D.

1909 The first Lincoln penny was issued.

1923 Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, died in San Francisco.

1943 PT-109, a torpedo boat commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, was sunk off the Solomon Islands by a Japanese destroyer.

1945 The Potsdam Conference, in which Allied leaders planned the postwar governance of Germany, ended.

1990 The Persian Gulf War broke out when Iraq invaded Kuwait.

1979 at 6:42pm, the world was graced with a baby girl named dana


Lori said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a fabulous day!

Karey said...

Happy birthday! (wow, a lot of war-related stuff happened on your birthday!) Hope you have a great day!!

Karey said...

Sorry - I just realized that was belated, but hopefully you're still celebrating!

Just Me. said...

Here from Lost and Found.

Happy belated birthday!!!!

if your birthday's on 2 August, then we're born on the same day!!!

InWeighOverMyHead said...

Happy Birthday!!! i am an August baby too! :)