Jarrell (jarrellwoods) wrote in rainbow_ark,

doing another one of these because, hey, I like them so nyah!

On August 1st...

1779 – Francis Scott Key is born.

1831 – The "new" London Bridge opens.

1876 – Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

1941 – The first Jeep is produced.

1942 – Jerry Garcia is born.

1957 – The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

1958 – 1st class postage is raised to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for the past 26 years).

1980 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.

1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

2001 – Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
Tags: history, trivia
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