THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

To­day is Wed­nes­day, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2017. There are 151 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1876: Frontiersman "Wild Bill" Hickok was shot and killed while play­ing poker at a sa­loon in Dead­wood, Dakota Ter­ri­tory, by Jack McCall, who was later hanged.

IN THE WORLD

1990: Iraq in­vaded Kuwait, seiz­ing

con­trol of the oil-rich emi­rate. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Ac­tress Joanna Cas­sidy is 72. Ac­tor Butch Pa­trick is 64. Pro­ducer-drum­mer Butch Vig is 62. Mu­si­cian Mojo Nixon is 60. Ac­tress Mary-Louise Parker is 53. Writer-ac­tor-di­rec­tor Kevin Smith is 47. Ac­tor Sam Wor­thing­ton is 41. Ac­tor Ed­ward Fur­long is 40.

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