Tuesday, August 2, 2011

August 02

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1. 1377 Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness. Quasi Drunken Tears Hot Shit
2. 1610 Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean. Mercury Rev Hudson Line Deserter's Songs
3. 1776 The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place. Santana No One to Depend On Santana III
4. 1790 The first US Census is conducted. Depeche Mode Everything Counts Construction Time Again
5. 1869 Japan's samuraifarmerartisanmerchant class system (Shinōkōshō) is abolished as part of the Meiji Restorationreforms. (Traditional Japanese date: June 25, 1869). Reagan Youth No Class A Collection of Pop Classics
6. 1932 The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson. The Hold Steady Positive Jam The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me
7. 1934 GleichschaltungAdolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany. Nick Lowe Little Hitler Jesus of Cool
8. 1937 The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal. Nick Drake The Thoughts of Mary Jane Five Leaves Left

(Historical facts about August 2 are from Wikipedia.)

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