Monday, August 01, 2005

Today in History - Aug. 1

Today in History - Aug. 1: "-- Today is Monday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2005. There are 152 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:


On Aug. 1, 1790, the first United States census was completed, showing a population of nearly 4 million people.

On this date:

In 1873, inventor Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car he had designed for the city of San Francisco.

In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.

In 1894, the First Sino-Japanese War erupted, the result of a dispute over control of Korea; Japan's army routed the Chinese.

In 1936, the Olympic games opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.

In 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation, a revolt that lasted two months before collapsing.

In 1946, President Truman signed the Fulbright Program into law, establishing the scholarships named for Sen. William J. Fulbrigh"

Whee!

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