Aug 2 in history: British East India Company rule ends and more

From Einstein requesting US President to create atomic weapons programme to Iraq invading Kuwait, eventually triggering the Gulf War, we have it all.

Let's dive in today's history.

1858

British East India Company rule ends with passing of the Government of India Act

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1870

Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London

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1939

Einstein requests US President to create atomic weapons programme

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1990

Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually triggering the Gulf War

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1999

Two trains collide at Gaisal, West Bengal, claims 285 lives

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