In 1834, Britain abolished slavery in all of its colonies. In 1876, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. In 1981, MTV debuted; the music video "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles was the first thing that it aired. In 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who admitted to leaking classified information in June, was granted temporary asylum in Russia.
William Clark (1770-1838), explorer; Francis Scott Key (1779-1843), composer/lawyer; Herman Melville (1819-91), writer; Dom DeLuise (1933-2009), actor/comedian; Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), fashion designer; Jerry Garcia (1942-95), musician; Chuck D (1960- ), rapper; Jason Momoa (1979- ), actor; Adam Jones (1985- ), baseball player; Madison Bumgarner (1989- ), baseball player
In 1936, the Olympic Games opened in Berlin before a crowd of 100,000 spectators.
The U.S. Census Bureau hired nearly 700,000 temporary employees to conduct interviews for the 2010 Census.
"Never joke at funerals, or during business transactions." – Herman Melville