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This Day In History: Aug. 1

This Day in History

1790: The first U.S. census is completed.
1876: Colorado is admitted to the Union as the 38th state.
1944: Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary; she and her family are discovered in their hiding place 3 days later and taken to concentration camps.
1951: The United States suspends tariff concessions to the Soviet Union, Communist China , and all Communist-dominated lands.
1987: Mike Tyson defeats Tony Tucker, unifying boxing's heavyweight title.
2002: The U.S. Senate votes 64-34 to grant fast-track trade negotiating authority to Pres. George W. Bush. United Nations investigators announce they have found no evidence that the Israeli army massacred Palestinian civilians during a raid on the city of Jenin in April.
2003: A suicide bomber linked to Chechen separatists drives a truck through the gates of a military hospital in Mozdok, North Ossetia, Russia, killing 50.
2004: The U.S. government announces a threat alert on U.S. financial institutions after a Pakistan raid yields Al Qaeda materials. In Paraguay, hundreds were killed in a supermarket fire near the capital of Asuncion.

Today's Birthdays

1770: William Clark, soldier/explorer with Meriwether Lewis (Caroline County, VA; died 1838)
1779: Francis Scott Key, attorney/social worker/poet and author of the U.S. national anthem (Frederick County, MA; died 1843)
1818: Maria Mitchell, astronomer/educator (Nantucket, MA; died 1889)
1819: Herman Melville, novelist (New York, NY; died 1891)
1922: Arthur Hill, actor (Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada)
1933: Dom DeLuise, actor/comedian (Brooklyn, NY)
1936: Yves Saint Laurent, fashion designer (Oran, Algeria)
1937: Alfonse D'Amato, former NY senator (Brooklyn, NY)
1939: Robert James Waller, writer (Rockford, IA)
1941: Ron Brown, Democratic political strategist (Washington, D.C.; died 1996)
1942: Jerry Garcia, guitarist and member of the Grateful Dead (San Francisco, CA; died 1995). Giancarlo Giannini, actor (Spezia, Italy)
1963: Coolio, rap singer (Los Angeles, CA)
1973: Tempestt Bledsoe, actress (Chicago, IL)
1978: Edgerrin James, football player (Immokalee, FL)


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