Today in History, August 1

Today in History, August 1

All of the events below took place on the first day of the month, August 1.

1714: England's Queen Anne dies and is succeeded by King George I of the House of Hanover.

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

1942: Singer-songwriter Jerry Garcia is born in San Francisco. 

1957: The U.S. and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

1966: Engineering student Charles Whitman kills 16 people from atop the tower at the University of Texas before he is gunned down by police. 

1981: MTV debuts with the song, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. 

2001: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the state judiciary building. 

2007: The I-35W bridge at Minneapolis, Minnesota collapses into the Mississippi River, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

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