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On August the 1st
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia died at the age of 82.
The music channel, MTV, began broadcasting. The first song played was 'Video Killed The Radio Star' by the Buggles.
An Uprising against the Nazi occupation took place in Warsaw, Poland.
The 11th Olympic Games opened in Berlin. The 11th games were the last to be held before the Second World War, and the next were held 12 years later in London.
French, fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, was born in Oran, Algeria.
During the course of World War I, Germany declared war on Russia.
Colorado became the 38th US state.
London Bridge opened to the public.
The element oxygen was discovered.
10 BC 
Roman emperor, Claudius, was born in Lugdunum, Gaul (modern-day Lyon, France). He was the first Roman Emperor to be born outside Italy.
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