What happened today in history?
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August 1

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1981  MTV, the cable music television network, begins broadcasting.
1971A star-studded lineup performs at the Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden in New York.
1965The Beatles perform a half dozen songs in a televised appearance at Blackpool, England, to promote their new movie Help!
1958First class US postage stamps go up in price to four cents.
1953The aluminum-faced Alcoa Building, located in Pittsburgh, PA, is completed.
1946The US Atomic Energy Commission is established.
1936Adolf Hitler oversees opening ceremonies for the Olympic games in Berlin.
1876Colorado becomes the 38th state admitted to the US.
1873The first cable car begins operation in San Francisco.
1790The first US Census is completed.

Born today:

1973  Tempestt Bledsoe - actress

1963  Coolio - rapper

1960  Joe Elliot - singer (Def Leppard)

1960  Chuck D - rapper (Public Enemy)

1953  Robert Cray - blues guitarist, singer

1951  Tommy Bolin - guitarist (James Gang, Deep Purple)

1948  Cliff Branch - NFL football player

1947  Rick Coonce - singer, drummer (The Grassroots)

1947  Rick Anderson - bassist (The Tubes)

1942  Jerry Garcia - guitarist, songwriter (Grateful Dead)

1939  Robert James Waller - author

1936  Yves St. Laurent - fashion designer

1933  Dom Deluise - comedian, actor

1931  Tom Wilson - cartoonist (Ziggy)

1930  Geoffrey Holder - dancer, actor

1922  Arthur Hill - actor

1916  James Hill - film director (Oscar® winner, 1960)

1819  Herman Melville - author

1779  Francis Scott Key - wrote The Star-Spangled Banner

1770  William Clark - explorer (Lewis and Clark)


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