Monday, August 1, 2011

August 01

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 30 BC Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters AlexandriaEgypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic. The Strokes Under Control Room on Fire
2. 1798 French Revolutionary WarsBattle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay) – Battle begins when a British fleet engages the French Revolutionary Navy fleet in an unusual night action. Comeback Kid Die Tonight Turn It Around
3. 1800 The Act of Union 1800 is passed in which merges the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Disaster Unite and Take Over With Years Left to Go
4. 1876 Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state. Grizzly Bear Colorado Yellow House
5. 1966  Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People's Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. Truth More Dangerous Puppets
6. 1981 MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles. The Stooges T.V. Eye Fun House

(Historical facts about August 1 are from Wikipedia.)

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