1st AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

AUGUST 1st ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~  : 1961 : Texans headed for the thrills at Six Flags | & more about history on this day in the video… The first Six Flags Over Texas amusement park opened on the 1st of August 1961, on  212 acres in Arlington, Texas. The park was the first to feature the log flume ride, mine train ride, 360-degree looping roller coaster, modern parachute drop and man-made river rapids ride. The park was also the first with the all-inclusive admission price concept.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 1st

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 1st

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ AUGUST 1st

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on AUGUST 1st

1192 ~ Richard the Lionheart landed on Jaffa and defeated the army of Saladin.

1831 ~ A new London Bridge opened.

1855 ~ The 1st ascent of Monte Rosa, the 2nd highest summit in the Alps.

1907 ~ The start of the 1st Scout camp on Brownsea Island, which was the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.

1914 ~ The German Empire declared war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilized because of World War I.

1957 ~ The United States and Canada formed the North American Aerospace Defense Command aka NORAD.

1981 ~ MTV began broadcasting in the United States and aired its 1st video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.

1984 ~ The preserved bog body of the Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, northwest England, was discovered by peat cutters.

1993 ~ The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 came to a peak.

2004 ~ A supermarket fire in Asunción, Paraguay, killed 396 people and injured 500 others.

2007 ~ The I-35W Mississippi River bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapsed during the evening peak hour.

2008 ~ Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the  2nd highest mountain on Earth, in the worst single accident of all K2 mountaineering.

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