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Today in history: Aug. 1
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Today in history: Aug. 1

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The eight-lane Interstate 35W bridge, a major Minneapolis artery, collapsed into the Mississippi River during evening rush hour, killing 13 people, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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The Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, and more events that happened on this day in history.

London’s famed Crystal Palace, constructed for the Great Exhibition of 1851, was destroyed in a fire, and more events that happened on this da…

The National Hockey League was founded in Montreal, succeeding the National Hockey Association, and more events that happened on this day in history.

Enos the chimp was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard the Mercury-Atlas 5 spacecraft, which orbited earth twice before returning, and more ev…

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