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.

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