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Today In History - August 1

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Today in History in 1941 the first Jeep was produced; in 1960 “The Twist” by Chubby Checker was released; and in 1981 MTV premiered.

Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
  • 1498 - Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)
  • 1714 - Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England
  • 1785 - Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
  • 1893 - Henry Perky & William Ford patent shredded wheat
  • 1911 - Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point
  • 1936 - Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
  • 1941 - The first Jeep is produced.
  • 1944 - Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested
  • 1960 - Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
  • 1981 - MTV premieres at 12:01 AM

1 - Jackie Dameron Farm Bureau

Famous Birthdays

  • 10 BC - Claudius, Lugdunum Gaul, Roman Emperor (41-54)
  • 1770 - William Clark, Charlottesville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
  • 1819 - Herman Melville, New York, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), (d. 1891)
  • 1870 - Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares
  • 1933 - Dom DeLuise, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso)
  • 1936 - Yves Saint-Laurent, Oran Algeria, fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
  • 1942 - Jerry Garcia, SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia)
  • 1952 - Brian Patrick Clarke, Gettysburg Pa, actor (Merle-Eight is Enough)
  • 1961 - Bart Conner, US, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)

Famous Weddings

  • 1404 - Earl Engelbert I of Nassau marries Johanna of Poland
  • 1912 - Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark
  • 1942 - Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada
  • 1951 - Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin
  • 1986 - Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal
  • 1987 - Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart
  • 1995 - F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany
  • 2009 - Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills
  • 2009 - "Heroes" actress Ali Larter (33) weds stand-up comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur (32) in Kennebunkport, Maine
  • 2009 - Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas
  • 2010 - "Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (33) weds business consultant Kimberly Brook at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

Famous Divorces

  • 1976 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)

Famous Deaths

  • 30 BC - Mark Antony, Roman Politician and General, commits suicide after he is defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium at 53
  • 1464 - Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at 74
  • 1903 - Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, dies at 51
  • 1980 - Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61
  • 2004 - Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)

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