Video: 'Today in History: Delta Flight 191 Crashes'
(Friday, August 2, 1985, 6:05 p.m. CDT) — 137 people were killed today when Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 Tristar, crashed and exploded in a fireball while attempting to land at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in a violent thunderstorm. Continue reading 137 people killed when jetliner crashes in Texas 30 years ago this hour (Aug 2 1985)
(Saturday, August 2, 1975) — “One of These Nights” by the Eagles peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week. It was the group’s second of five number one hits on the chart (1975-1979).
Video: 'The World At War 1973(World War II Documentary)Episode 24-The Bomb(February–September 1945)' (August 2, 1945, at 34:10)
(Thursday, August 2, 1945, 3:49 p.m. CEST; during — President Harry S. Truman set sail from Plymouth, England, for the U.S. this afternoon aboard the USS World War II) Augusta following the 17-day Potsdam Conference with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in Potsdam, occupied Germany ( click here for a clip of this event from “American Experience: Truman” at 2:10:03). Continue reading Truman sets sail for U.S. following Potsdam Conference 70 years ago this hour (Aug 2 1945)