Today in History for August 2nd

Highlights of this day in history: The Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK’s PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok killed in Deadwood. (Aug. 2)

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Iranian bread permanent guest at the Kuwaiti table | AFP

For decades, Iranian bread — known as taftoon — has been a staple of breakfast, lunch and dinner in Kuwait. For Kuwaitis, their bond with Iranian culture remains strong despite growing regional tensions between the Sunni-ruled Gulf countries and the Shiite Islamic republic.

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Today in History for January 12th

(12 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Congress authorizes military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait; Soviet forces begin large offensive against Nazi Germany; First woman elected to U.S. Senate; Writer Agatha Christie dies; ‘All in the Family’ debuts on CBS.

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Former President George H.W. Bush has died

(1 Dec 2018) George H.W. Bush, whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after one term, has died. He was 94 (Dec 1)

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Today in History for August 2nd

(2 Aug 2018) Highlights of this day in history: The Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK’s PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies; ‘Wild Bill’ Hickok killed in Deadwood. (Aug. 2)

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UNSC emergency meeting on Gaza situation

An emergency Security Council meeting called by Kuwait is discussing the Gaza situation. Over 50 protesters were killed at the Gaza-Israel border by the IDF on Monday during protests against the US Embassy relocation to Jerusalem.

Today in History for February 23rd

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Highlights of this day in history: Iconic photo captured in Iwo Jima; Persian Gulf War begins in Kuwait; Scottish scientists clone first mammal; Stan Laurel dies; Carlos Santana wins 8 Grammy awards. (Feb. 23)

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