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Today in History: Friday, August  01, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On August 1, 2007, the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.
 
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On this date in:
1790The first U.S. census was completed, showing a population of nearly 4 million people.
1876Colorado was admitted to the union as the 38th state.
1914Germany declared war on Russia at the onset of World War I.
1936The Olympic games opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
1942Rock musician Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead was born in San Francisco.
1943Race-related rioting erupted in New York City's Harlem section, resulting in several deaths.
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1944An uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation.
1966Charles Joseph Whitman shot and killed 14 people at the University of Texas before he was gunned down by police.
Audio LinkAustin, Texas, Police Chief R.A. Miles
1981The music video channel MTV made its debut.
1988Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began broadcasting his nationally syndicated radio program.
1995Westinghouse Electric Corp. struck a deal to buy CBS for $5.4 billion.
2005King Fahd of Saudi Arabia died. Crown Prince Abdullah, the king's half-brother, became the country's new monarch.
2011The U.S. House of Representatives passed, 269-161, emergency legislation to avert the nation's first-ever financial default.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Folk singer Ramblin' Jack Elliott turns 83 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Alfonse D'AmatoFormer U.S. senator, R-N.Y.77
Roy WilliamsCollege basketball coach64
Michael PennRock singer56
Joe ElliottRock singer (Def Leppard)55
Chuck DRapper (Public Enemy)54
Demian BichirActor51
CoolioRapper51
Adam DuritzRock singer (Counting Crows)50
Sam MendesDirector49
Tempestt BledsoeActress ("The Cosby Show")41
Blues guitarist Robert Cray turns 61 years old today.
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