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August 1st, 2010, 14:05
… a day when several important things happened
1774: Joseph Priestly invented oxygen.
1907: Lord Baden-Powell invented the first scout camp. Naturally, we will celebrate the event by a song:
Be Prepared (Tom Lehrer)
1981: MTV invented the music video tv show. The first entry was
Video killed the radio star
. What's really strange is that the two guys responsible (Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes) some time after joined the prog. rock group "Yes", resulting in the album "Drama".
30BC:Roman emperor Octavian (better known as Augustus?) invented roman rule over Egypt. AFAIK lady C wasn't too happy about that.
1498: Christopher Columbus invented Venezuela