August One - the day this blog launches.
This is also the day that MTV launched. The channel that once played music videos and kept the acid-washed jean companies afloat.
Here are some other big events from the first day of August in years gone by:
1291: The cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden form a protective confederation that will become the nation of Switzerland.
1498: Columbus lands in South America
1914: First World War erupts
1944: Warsaw Revolt begins
1954: The Yangtze River floods in China, killing 40,000 people and forcing 10 million others to leave their homes.
Info from http://encarta.msn.com/ and http://history.com
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