TODAY IN HISTORY
On Aug. 1, 1944, an uprising broke out in Warsaw, Poland, against Nazi occupation; it lasted two months before collapsing.
In 1957, the United States and Canada announced
they had agreed to create the North American Air Defense Command.
In 1966, Charles Joseph Whitman went on an armed rampage at the University of Texas in Austin that killed 14 people.
In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley confirmed they’d secretly married 11 weeks earlier.
In 2001, Pro Bowl tackle Korey Stringer, 27, died of heat stroke, a day after collapsing at the Minnesota Vikings’ training camp on the hottest day of the year.
In 2007, the eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people.