AUGUST 1 IN HISTORY

Thursday, Aug. 1 is the 213th day of 2013. There are 152 days left in the year.

1714: Britain's Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.

1876: Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.

1907: The U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. Air Force.

1913: The Joyce Kilmer poem "Trees" was first published in "Poetry: A Magazine of Verse."

1933: The National Recovery Administration's "Blue Eagle" symbol began to appear in store windows and on packages to show support for the National Industrial Recovery Act.

1936: The Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.

1943: Rioting broke out in New York City's Harlem neighborhood after a false rumor spread that a police officer had shot and killed a black U.S. Army soldier who in fact had only been wounded; six people were killed in the violence.

1944: An uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing.

1957: The United States and Canada agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

1966: Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on a shooting rampage at the University of Texas in Austin, killing 14 people. Whitman, who had also murdered his wife and mother hours earlier, was gunned down by police.

1973: The movie "American Graffiti," directed by George Lucas, first opened.

1988: Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh began broadcasting his nationally syndicated radio program.

2003: A suicide bomber rammed a truck filled with explosives into a military hospital near Chechnya, killing 50 people, including Russian troops wounded in Chechnya.

2007: The eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.

2008: Some 30 mountaineers began a disastrous attempt to scale K2 in Pakistan; 11 of them died in a series of accidents, including icefalls. Crowds of Chinese watched a total solar eclipse along the country's ancient Silk Road, one week before the start of the Summer Games in Beijing.

2012: Four teams from China, South Korea and Indonesia were kicked out of the women's badminton doubles at the London Olympics for trying to lose on purpose. Host country Britain picked up its first two gold medals when Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won the final of the women's pair at the rowing regatta and cyclist Bradley Wiggins took the time trial.

BIRTHDAYS

Former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, R-N.Y., (76), Basketball Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams (63), blues musician Robert Cray (60), singer Michael Penn (55), rock singer Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) (54), rapper Chuck D (Public Enemy) (53), rapper Coolio (50), rock singer Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) (49), director Sam Mendes (48), actress Tempestt Bledsoe (40), actor Jason Momoa (34).

Associated Press

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