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Thursday August 1, 2013
- 213th Day of 2013 /152 Remaining
- 52 Days Until The First Day of Autumn
- 14 Hours 3 Minutes of Daylight
- Moon Rise:1:54am
- Moon Set:4:31pm
- Moon’s Phase:22 %
- The Next Full Moon
- August 20 @ 6:45 pm
- Full Sturgeon Moon
- Full Red Moon
- Full Green Corn Moon
- Full Grain Moon
The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
- Rainfall (measured July 1 – June 30)
- Normal To Date:0.0
- This Year:0.0
- Last Year:0.01
- Annual Seasonal Average:23.80
- National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
- Girlfriend's Day
- Respect for Parents Day
- Rounds Resounding Day
- Admission Day-Colorado
- Emancipation Day-Bahamas/Trinidad, Tobago
- Abolition of Slavery Day-Jamaica
- Independence Day Jamaica
- Independence Day-Benin
- Youth Day-Zambia
- Armed Forces Day-Angola
- Confederation Day-Switzerland
- Parent’s Day-Republic of Congo
- People’s Liberation Army Day-China
- On This Day In …
- 1790 --- The first U.S. census was completed with a total population of 3,929,214 recorded. The areas included were the present states of
Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia
- 1834 --- Slavery was outlawed in the British empire with an emancipation bill.
- 1873 --- Andrew S. Hallidie successfully tested a cable car.
- 1876 --- Colorado, the 38th state, entered the United States of America this day. It is the only state to enter the union in the one hundredth year after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Consequently, Colorado is called the Centennial State. The Rocky Mountains are Colorado’s most famous feature; which explains why the Rocky Mountain columbine is the state flower. The lark bunting is the state bird. Denver, Colorado’s largest city, is also the state capital.
- 1893 --- Henry D. Perky and William Ford patented Shredded Wheat. Whole wheat is boiled, dried, pressed into thin shreds and
finally baked. They presented it at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois in 1893. When their patent expired in the mid 1930s, the name became generic.
- 1894 --- George Samuelson and Frank Harbo completed a 3,000-mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean -- in a rowboat! They
landed in England after having left New York on June 6th.
- 1894 --- The first Sino-Japanese War erupted. The dispute was over control of Korea.
- 1914 --- Four days after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany and Russia declare war against each other, France orders a general mobilization, and the first German army units cross into Luxembourg in preparation for the German invasion of France. During the next three days, Russia, France, Belgium, and Great Britain all lined up against Austria-Hungary and Germany, and the German army invaded Belgium. The "Great War" that ensued was one of unprecedented destruction and loss of life, resulting in the deaths of some 20 million soldiers and civilians.
- 1932 --- The Mars Bar, candy bar, was introduced.
- 1941 --- Parade magazine called it “...the Army’s most intriguing new gadget.” The gadget was “a tiny truck which can do practically everything.” General Dwight D. Eisenhower said that America
couldn’t have won World War II without it. The tiny truck was the Jeep, built at the time by the Willys Truck Company. Parade was so enthusiastic about the Jeep that it devoted three pages to the vehicle.
- 1942 --- The American Federation of Musicians went on strike. Union president James C. Petrillo told musicians that phonograph records were “a threat to members’ jobs.” As a result, musicians refused to perform in recording sessions over the next several months. Live, musical radio broadcasts continued, however.
- 1943 --- A Japanese destroyer rams an American PT (patrol torpedo) boat, No. 109, slicing it in two. The destruction is so massive other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead. Two crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Lt. John F. Kennedy.
- 1944 --- 13-year-old Anne Frank made the last entry in her diary; a diary she had kept for two years while hiding with her family to
escape Nazi deportation to a concentration camp. Three days later the Grune Polizei raided the secret annex in Amsterdam, Holland, where the Jewish family was in hiding. Anne died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp at age 15.
- 1944 --- During World War II, an advance Soviet armored column under General Konstantin Rokossovski reaches the Vistula River along the eastern suburb of Warsaw, prompting Poles in the city to launch a major uprising against the Nazi occupation.
- 1953 --- The first aluminum-faced building constructed in America was completed. It was the Alcoa (Aluminum Corporation of America) Building in Pittsburgh, PA.
- 1954 --- The "Moondog Jubilee of Stars Under the Stars" took place at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. Acts on the bill included Fats Domino, Muddy Waters, the Clovers, the Orioles, and Little Walter.
- 1956 --- The Social Security Act was amended to provide benefits to disabled workers aged 50-64 and disabled adult children.
- 1971 --- "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" was debuted on CBS-TV.
- 1971 --- The Concert for Bangladesh was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar and Billy Preston
performed. A multirecord set commemorating the event was a super sales success. Together, the concert and the album raised over $11 million to help the starving people of Bangladesh.
- 1972 --- Future President George Walker Bush, son of former president George Herbert Walker Bush, is suspended from flying with the Texas Air National Guard for missing an annual medical examination. Bush's military-service record became a source of controversy during the 2000 and 2004 elections.
- 1973 --- The movie "American Graffiti" opened.
- 1981 --- MTV: Music Television goes on the air for the first time ever, with the words (spoken by one of MTV’s creators, John Lack): “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” was the first music video to air on the new cable television channel, which initially was available only to households in
parts of New Jersey. MTV went on to revolutionize the music industry and become an influential source of pop culture and entertainment in the United States and other parts of the world, including Europe, Asia and Latin America, which all have MTV-branded channels.
- 1988 --- Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" opened.
- 1993 --- Reggie Jackson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
- Jerry Garcia
- Francis Scott Key
- Herman Melville
- Charles Spaulding
- Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
- Robert Cray
- Sen Alfonse D’Amato
- Chuck D.
- Sam Mendes
- Tempest Bledsoe
- William Clark
- Robert Todd Lincoln
- Meir Kahane
- Ron Brown
- Roman Emperor Claudius
- Dom DeLuise
- Yves Saint Laurent
- Giancarlo Giannini