Monday, 1 August 2016


Historical events that took place on the 1st of August

1876: Colorado became the 38th state in the US

1902: Mine accident killed 100 in Wollongong, Australia

1907: Bank of Italy opened its 1st branch

1936: Adolph Hitler opened the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1953: California introduced sales tax, for education

1962: Failed assassination of president Nkrumah of Ghana

1966: Lt. Col Yakubu Gowon announced a take-over of the government in Nigeria

1976: 21st Olympic Games closed at Montreal, Canada

1987: Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in round 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1994: Train crash in Havana, Cuba killed 6 people

2004: Paraguay supermarket fire killed at least 300

2010: The United States pledged $10 million in foreign aid to help victims of the Pakistan flood

2013: Russia granted NSA whistle-blower, Edward Snowden one year of temporary political asylum




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