August 1 in Pop Culture History
1774 – British scientist Joseph Priestley re-discovered oxygen (the gas), verifying the discovery of it by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
1790 – The first U.S. Census, there were 3,929,326 people living here.
1794 – The Whiskey Rebellion Western. Pennsylvania farmers revolted, protesting the excise duty (tax) on stills and spirits distilled in the U.S.
1834 – Slavery was abolished in the British Empire with the Slavery Abolition Act.…