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It happened on a… August 1

2018

Swedish crown jewels stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm.

2005

Stieg Larsson’s novel “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (first of the Millennium series) is published posthumously in Sweden.

1999

Petronas Towers officially opened in Kuala Lumpur.

1996

George R.R. Martin publishes the epic fantasy novel “A Game of Thrones”, the first in his series “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

1987

Mike Tyson outpoints Tony Tucker in 12 in a heavyweight boxing unification matchup in Las Vegas, first to own all 3 major belts WBA, WBC and IBF at the same time.

1981

MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

1976

XXI Summer Olympic Games, Montreal, Canada: Officially close.

1960

Aretha Franklins 1st recording session

1941

The first Jeep is produced.

1936

Adolf Hitler presided over the Olympic games as they opened in Berlin.

1900

The 1st Michelin Guide is published by the brothers Édouard and André Michelin as a hotel and restaurant reference guide to encourage more road travel and thus boost tire sales (exact date beyond Aug 1900 unknown).

1831

London Bridge opens to traffic.

1793

France becomes 1st country to use the metric system.

1792

First issue of The Quebec Magazine; first in Canada.

1774

English chemist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen.

1639

Marie de l’Incarnation Guyart arrives in Quebec to found a convent and hospital of Ursuline nuns (Sisters of the Hôtel-Dieu) in the Lower Town of Quebec; first hospital in North America.

1619

The first black Americans (20) arrived at Jamestown, VA.

1498

Christopher Columbus lands on “Isla Santa” (Venezuela).

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