August 1 in Pop Culture History

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.…

50 United States Quick Facts

50 United States Quick Facts

US State #1. Delaware – Capitol: Dover, joined on Dec. 7, 1787, nickname: The First State

US State #2. Pennsylvania – Capitol: Harrisburg, joined on Dec. 12, 1787, nickname: Keystone State

US State #3. New Jersey – Capitol: Trenton, joined on Dec. 18, 1787, nickname: Garden State

US State #4. Georgia – Capitol: Atlanta, joined on Jan. 2, 1788, nickname: Peach State

US State #5. Connecticut – Capitol: Hartford, joined …