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Aug. 1, 1981 - MTV began broadcasting

This Week in History – MTV Began Broacasting

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West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history:

On August 1, 1876, former lawman “Wild Bill” Hickock was fatally shot in the back while playing poker in Deadwood, South Dakota.

On August 1, 1981, the cable channel MTV began broadcasting.

On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait, leading to the first Gulf War.

On August 3, 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on his first voyage to the New World.

On August 6, 1890, the first execution by the electric chair was carried out at Auburn State Prison in New York.

On August 6, 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, in the first use of a nuclear weapon in war.

 

Quote:  “I’ve survived many disasters in my life, most of which never occurred.”  -Mark Twain

 

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Phipps Park All Stars 12-U ‘A’ Team Playoffs

End of a great competition for us! We’re coming home! Lifetime experience for all of us!

Phipps Park All Stars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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