Homephotos Newsworld News

    On This Day: Apple became the first American public company to reach $1 trillion, Iraq invaded Kuwait and more

    On This Day: Apple became the first American public company to reach $1 trillion, Iraq invaded Kuwait and more

    On This Day: Apple became the first American public company to reach $1 trillion, Iraq invaded Kuwait and more
    Read Time
    2 Min(s) Read
    Profile image

    By CNBCTV18.com  IST (Published)

    Switch to Slide Show

    SUMMARY

    On August 2, 2018, Apple, whose stock is owned by millions, became the first publicly traded US company to reach $1 trillion in market value. The iPhone maker's milestone followed an extraordinary stretch of innovation. On the same day in 1990, Iraq’s army under President Saddam Hussein launched an attack on neighbouring Kuwait. The capital city of the small oil-rich country fell within hours, while Kuwait’s head of state, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, fled to Saudi Arabia. Kuwait was later pronounced Iraq’s 19th province. Here are some more historical events on August 2.

    1 / 8

     1858 |  The government of India was officially transferred from the East India Company to the British Crown under The Government of India Act 1858. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    2 / 8

    1932 |  American physicist Carl David Anderson discovered and photographed the first known antiparticle called a ‘positron’. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    3 / 8

    1934 |  Nazi leader Adolf Hitler became the commander-in-chief of the German armed forces. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    4 / 8

    1986 |  Then President of Iraq Saddam Hussein offered peace to Iran in an open letter. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    5 / 8

    1989 |  NASA confirmed the discovery of 3 more moons on Neptune by Voyager 2.  The moons were temporarily designated as 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    6 / 8

    1990 |  Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait, while its head of state, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, fled to Saudi Arabia. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    7 / 8

    2017 |  Bitcoin Cash was created through a hard-fork of Bitcoin's blockchain technology and brand. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    8 / 8

    2020 |  SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken marking the first commercial crewed mission. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    Check out our in-depth Market Coverage, Business News & get real-time Stock Market Updates on CNBC-TV18. Also, Watch our channels CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar Live on-the-go!
    arrow down

      Most Read

      Market Movers

      View All
      CompanyPriceChng%Chng