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On This Day: August 01st

This is 213th day of the year and 152 days remain in the year.

in history
1790
The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of 3,929,214 people.
1876
Colorado became the 38th state in the United States.
1936
Adolf Hitler presided over the opening of the Berlin Olympic Games.
1946
President Truman signed the congressional acts that established the Atomic Energy Commission and the Fulbright Scholarship program.
1981
MTV made its debut at 12:01 AM. The first video shown was Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.
August 01 BirthdaysHerman Melville1819–91, American author, born in New York City.
Claudius IRoman Emperor
William Clarkexplorer
Maria Mitchellastronomer
Francis Scott Keyauthor of national anthem
Jerry Garciamusician
Jean Baptiste Lamarcknaturalist
Yves Saint Laurentfashion designer



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