Did You Know? This Day in History August 01
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 News Events - 10 records
1976 - Trinidad and Tobago became an independent country from Britain
1975 - The Helsinki Agreement, on human rights, was signed by over 35 nations
1965 - Cigarette advertising on British television was banned
1914 - Germany declared war on the Soviet Union; Italy declared itself neutral
1912 - An airmail service between London and Paris began
1834 - The British Empire abolished slavery
1798 - The English navy, under Nelson, defeated the French at the Battle of the Nile
1793 - The metric unit of mass, the kilogram, was introduced in France
1774 - Joseph Priestley isolated the gas 'oxygen' for the first time
1498 - Christopher Columbus reached the mainland of North America
 Famous Birthdays - 6 records
1933 - Dom Deluise, American film actor
1936 - Yves Saint-Laurent, Designer
1930 - Lionel Bart, Composer
1921 - Jack Kramer, American tennis player
1943 - Andy Roxburgh, Football coach
1815 - Richard Henry Dana, American novelist


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