Historical Events for Aug 01

August is the month the Full Sturgeon Moon

1291 – Everlasting League forms, basis of Swiss Confederation (Independence)
1498 – Christopher Columbus lands on “Isla Santa” (Venezuela)
1780 – Sweden declares neutrality
1732 – Foundation laid for Bank of England
1785 – Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1831 – London Bridge opens
1834 – Slavery abolished through out the British Empire
1852 -San Francisco Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodis
1873 – San Francisco’s 1st cable car begins service
1903 – 1st coast-to-coast automobile trip (SF-NY) completed
1916 – Hawaii National Park established
1944 – Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman
1960 – Chubby Checker releases “The Twist”
1964 – Beatles’ “Hard Day’s Night, A,” single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1971 – George Harrison’s concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC
1981 – MTV premiers at 12:01 AM
1998 – Gay and Lesbian Games #5 open in Amsterdam

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