On this date in 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait.
On July 25, 1990, U.S.A.’s Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, talked with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in his Presidential Palace:
“I have direct instructions from President Bush to improve our relations with Iraq. We have considerable sympathy for your quest for higher oil prices, the immediate cause of your confrontation with Kuwait. more →
On July 30, 1945, the U.S. Navy heavy cruiser Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island Tinian, was twice torpedoed by a Japanese submarine when it was unescorted. Of the 1196 sailors, 900 sailors survived the sinking. But only 317 men survived their wounds and almost five days of constant shark attacks, starvation, thirst, and weather exposure.