TODAY IN HISTORY
Today in History (6)
August 3 Worldwide History
1914 – World War I : Germany declares war against France, while
Romania declares its neutrality.
1958 – The nuclear submarine
USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap.
1960 – Niger gains independence from France.
2005 – President of Mauritania
Maaouya Ould Sid’Ahmed Taya is overthrown in a military coup while attending the funeral of King Fahd in
2010 – Widespread rioting erupts in
Karachi , Pakistan , after the assassination of a local politician, leaving at least 85 dead and at least 17 billion Pakistani rupees (US$ 200 million) in damage.
2014 – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 617 people and injures more than 2,400 in Yunnan , China.
Disasters and accidents
The search continues for survivors of a bridge collapse on the Mumbai –
Goa highway over the flooded Savitri River in western India. Twenty two people and two buses believed to be missing.
North Korea–South Korea relations
The South Korean military claims that North Korea has fired a
ballistic missile into the ocean.
Law and crime:
A court in Papua New Guinea orders the closure of the facility housing migrants.
√New York Times