2 August It Happened Today
1100 English King William II is killed while hunting in the New Forest.
1788 Death of English painter Thomas Gainsborough.
1876 “Wild Bill” Hickock is killed while playing poker in Deadwood.
1921 Death of Italian singer Enrico Caruso.
1976 Death of German film director Fritz Lang, noted for the silent movie Metropolis.
1990 Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi forces invade Kuwait.