This was 213th day of the year and 152 days remained in the year.

August 1 Birthdays

Herman Melville
1819–91, American author, born in New York City.

Claudius I
Roman Emperor (10 B.C.)

Jean Baptiste Lamarck
naturalist (1744)

William Clark
explorer (1770)

Francis Scott Key
author of national anthem (1779)

Maria Mitchell
astronomer (1818)

Yves Saint Laurent
fashion designer (1936)

Jerry Garcia
musician (1942)

August 1 in History


Colorado became the 38th state in the United States.


Adolf Hitler presided over the opening of the Berlin Olympic Games.


President Truman signed the congressional acts that established the Atomic Energy Commission and the Fulbright Scholarship program.


MTV made its debut at 12:01 AM. The first video shown was Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.

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