August 1

1876

Colorado became the 38th state in the United States.

1936

Adolf Hitler presided over the opening of the Berlin Olympic Games.

1946

President Truman signed the congressional acts that established the Atomic Energy Commission and the Fulbright Scholarship program.

1981

MTV made its debut at 12:01 AM. The first video shown was Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.

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