Tuesday, August 01, 2017
History for August 1 - On-This-Day.com
Francis Scott Key 1779, Herman Melville 1819, Arthur Hill 1922
Dom DeLuise 1933, Yves Saint Laurent 1936, Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) 1942
1834 - Slavery was outlawed in the British empire with an emancipation bill.
1893 - Shredded wheat was patented by Henry Perky and William Ford.
1936 - Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened in Berlin.
1943 - In the Solomon Islands, the U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat PT-109 sank after being hit by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri. The boat was under the command of Lt. John F. Kennedy. Eleven of the thirteen crew survived.
1944 - In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces surrendered.
1956 - The Social Security Act was amended to provide benefits to disabled workers aged 50-64 and disabled adult children.
1957 - The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) was created by the United States and Canada.
1973 - The movie "American Graffiti" opened.