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Daily Calendar for Sunday, August 1, 2021

Died

  • Queen Anne of Great Britain –
  • Frances Farmer (actress) –
  • Tommy Makem (folk singer) –
  • Naomi Sims (first African American model on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal) –

Born

  • William Clark (Lewis and Clark explorer) –
  • Francis Scott Key (composer) –
  • Maria Mitchell (astronomer) –
  • Herman Melville (writer) –
  • Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg (astronomer) –
  • Yves Saint Laurent (fashion designer) –
  • Jerry Garcia (singer & songwriter) –
  • Coolio (rapper) –
  • Adam Duritz (musician) –
  • Tempestt Bledsoe (actress) –
  • Jason Momoa (actor) –

Events

  • The Riot Act went into effect in England–
  • King William IV and Queen Adelaide opened the new London Bridge–
  • Colorado admitted to the Union as the 38th state–
  • Diamonds found in Arkansas–
  • John F. Kennedy published his first book, Why England Slept–
  • Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry–
  • MTV debuted. The first video played was Video Killed The Radio Star” by Buggles”–

Weather

  • A 16-inch snow cover remained at 5,550 feet on Mount Rainier, Washington–
  • Thunderstorms in Cheyenne, Wyoming, dropped 6.06 inches of rain in three hours, resulting in flash flooding that killed 12 and caused $61.1 million in damages.–
  • The Missouri River crested at 49.47 feet in St. Louis, Missouri–

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