On this day August 2-8, 2020 (week 32) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day August 2-8, 2020 (week 32)

August 2, 2020 - August 8, 2020 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. this week features the French Benedictine monk Dom Perignon, Kashmir, Hiroshima, Thor Heyerdahl’s raft Kon-Tiki and the U.S. Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley

August 2, 1990: Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein ordered troops into Kuwait. The UN unanimously condemned the occupation and demanded that Baghdad withdraw

August 3, 2005: The world’s first cloned puppy was presented in South Korea. Snuppy was grown from a single cell from the ear of a three-year-old male dog

August 4, 1693: French Benedictine monk Dom Perignon is traditionally said to have invented champagne on this day, although he did not intend to produce a sparkling wine

August 5, 2019: India’s government revoked disputed Kashmir’s special status and deployed thousands of troops to the restive Muslim-majority region

August 6, 1945: A U.S. plane dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing around 80,000 people instantly and obliterating the city in the first use of a nuclear weapon in warfare

August 7, 1947: Thor Heyerdahl’s raft Kon-Tiki reached Polynesia 101 days after leaving Peru, indicating pre-Incan people could have colonised the area by drifting on ocean currents

August 8, 2000: The U.S. Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was raised after 136 years. The Civil War vessel, lost with her crew, was the first combat submarine to sink a warship

PUBLISHED: 20/07/2020; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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