On this day: August 2

POSTED: 01:10 PM PDT Aug 01, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 01, 2013 

America formally declares its independence, the U.S. Census is born, a president dies, JFK becomes a hero, and a young Robert Zimmerman changes his name, all on this day.

OTD August 2 - Delta flight 191
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1985: Delta Air Lines Flight 191, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, crashes during a thunderstorm while on approach to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, killing 137.

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