On this day in history

On August 1, 1834, Britain abolished slavery. That historic event occurred 31 years before the United States managed to do the same — a very large gap in my estimation.

As an American, I wanted to find something positive that happened within our own country on this day in history. So I went to the Wikipedia and started looking.

The best thing I could come up with was this: On August 1, 1981, MTV was launched. Its historic first video was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.

I’m not sure what this says about our nation.

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