On This Day: August 01st
This is 214th day of the year and 152 days remain in the year.
The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of 3,929,214 people.
MTV made its debut at 12:01 AM. The first video shown was Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.
August 01 BirthdaysHerman Melville1819–91, American author, born in New York City.
Claudius IRoman Emperor
Francis Scott Keyauthor of national anthem
Jean Baptiste Lamarcknaturalist
Yves Saint Laurentfashion designer