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 This day in History - August 1
507 Historic Events for August 1
1953

Robert Cray, Columbus Ga, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy)

Birth
1954

WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1954

Louison Bobet wins his 2nd Tour de France

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1954

Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies

Death
1955

David Jasper, British principal (St Chad's College Durham England)

Birth
1955

Arun Lal, cricketer (Indian batsman mid-80's)

Birth
1955

1st microgravity research begins

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1955

Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca govt

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1955

WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1956

KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1957

Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")

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1957

Glen Gorbous, Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")

Birth
1957

Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]

Death
1957

Laura Johnson, Burbank Calif, actress (Falcon Crest)

Birth
1957

US and Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

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1957

Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

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1957

1st coml building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)

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1958

Taylor Negron, LA Calif, actor (Silvio-Detective School)

Birth
1958

US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st dives under North Pole

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1958

1st class postage up to 4› (had been 3› for 26 years)

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1959

Joe Elliot, heavy metal vocalist (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)

Birth
1959

New Continental baseball league formed

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1959

Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia

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1959

WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting

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1960

Aretha Franklins 1st recording session

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