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This Day in History for August 1 – MTV Debuts and More


Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1842 – The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia (More info)

1914 – Germany declares war on Russia, launching World War I (More info)

1944 – Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary (More info)

1957 – The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command, aka NORAD (More info)

1981 – MTV begins broadcasting and airs its first video, The Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ (More info)

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