11 things that happened on this day in history - 1st August

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Here's a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1790 - The first U.S. census is completed, showing a population of 3,929,214 people

2. 1914 - Germany sends a declaration of war to the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs as the German army begins mobilizing for war

3. 1936 - Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Berlin Olympic Games, the most controversial games in history

4. 1944 - The Polish Underground Army begins the battle to liberate Warsaw, the first European city to fall to the Germans

5. 1968 - The Beatles finish recording Hey Jude

6. 1971 - Astronauts on Apollo 15 uncover a rock which may date back to the origin of the Moon

7. 1972 - Future President George W Bush is suspended from flying with the Texas Air National Guard for missing an annual medical examination

8. 1976 - F1 racing driver Niki Lauda is in a critical condition in hospital after crashing at the German Grand Prix

9. 1994 - The king of pop Michael Jackson and the daughter of the king of rock Lisa Marie Presley confirm they have secretly married

10. 1989 - Britain's oldest person, Charlotte Marion Hughes from Cleveland, turns 112 and enters the record books

11. 2006 - Cuban leader Fidel Castro turns over absolute power when he gave his brother Raul authority while he undergoes an intestinal surgery

images: © Will Clayton, © Will Clayton

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia,historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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