spotlight AP Today in history: Aug. 1 Aug 1, 2020 Aug 1, 2020 0 Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save The eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people, and more events that happened on this day in history. 1936: The Olympics In 1936, the Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler. AP 1944: Warsaw, Poland In 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; the revolt lasted two months before collapsing. AP 1957: NORAD In 1957, the United States and Canada announced they had agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD). AP 1966: University of Texas in Austin In 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman, 25, went on an armed rampage at the University of Texas in Austin that killed 14 people, most of whom were shot by Whitman while he was perched in the clock tower of the main campus building. (Whitman, who had also slain his wife and mother hours earlier, was finally gunned down by police.) AP 1981: MTV In 1981, the rock music video channel MTV made its debut. AP 2001: Korey Stringer In 2001, Pro Bowl tackle Korey Stringer, 27, died of heat stroke, a day after collapsing at the Minnesota Vikings’ training camp on the hottest day of the year. AP 2007: 35W Bridge In 2007, the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people. AP 2010: Lolita Lebron Ten years ago: Lolita Lebron, a Puerto Rico independence activist who’d spent 25 years in prison for participating in a gun attack on the U.S. Congress in 1954, died in San Juan at age 90. AP 2010: Pakistan Ten years ago: The United States announced that it would provide Pakistan with $10 million in humanitarian assistance in the wake of deadly flooding. AP 2013: Edward Snowden In 2013, defying the United States, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he had been holed up for weeks. Assocoated Press Television 2014: Eric Garner In 2014, a medical examiner ruled that a New York City police officer’s chokehold caused the death of Eric Garner, whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of “I can’t breathe!” had sparked outrage. AP 2015: Cilla Black Five years ago: British singer and TV host Cilla Black, 72, died in Estepona (eh-steh-POH’-nah) in southern Spain. AP 2015: Japan Five years ago: Japan’s Imperial Household Agency released a digital version of Emperor Hirohito’s radio address on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing his country’s surrender in World War II; the digital recording offered clearer audio, although Hirohito spoke in an arcane form of Japanese that many of his countrymen would have found difficult to comprehend. The Imperial Household Agency of Japan 2019: Donald Trump One year ago: President Donald Trump intensified pressure on China to reach a trade deal by warning he would impose 10% tariffs on Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports that he hadn’t already taxed. AP Video Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps Birthday Celebrity Dcc Facebook Twitter WhatsApp SMS Email Print Save × Post a comment as Emoticons [smile] [beam] [wink] [sad] [cool] [innocent] [rolleyes] [whistling] [lol] [huh] [tongue] [love] [sleeping] [yawn] [unsure] [angry] [blink] [crying] [ohmy] [scared] [sleep] [sneaky] [tongue_smile] [thumbdown] [thumbup] [censored] [happybirthday] [ban] [spam] [offtopic] [batman] [ninja] [pirate] [alien] Comment Text Cancel Post comment × Your comment has been submitted. × Report Cancel Report Abuse ×Reported ×There was a problem reporting this. × Watch this discussion. Stop watching this discussion. 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