THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Today is Tuesday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2017. There are 152 days left in the year.
IN THE NATION
1876: Colorado was admitted as the
1907: The U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the Air Force. 1957: The United States and Canada announced they had agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command.
IN THE WORLD
1936: The Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU Basketball Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is 67. Rock singer Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) is 58. Rapper Chuck D (Public Enemy) is 57. Rapper Coolio is 54. Movie director Sam Mendes is 52. Actress Tempestt Bledsoe is 44. Actress Honeysuckle Weeks is 38.