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On This Day – August 1st

1st August 2015 @ 6:06am – by Tarvin Webteam
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On This Day in 1971: Apollo 15 finds rock from birth of Moon


On the second day of the Apollo 15 mission, astronauts uncovered a rock which may date back to the origin of the Moon!
The so-called Genesis rock was found by lunar module pilots David Scott and James Irwin when they dug into the slope of Spur crater, on the flank of the Apennine Mountains.
They were there on the second "moon safari", travelling for the first time in a custom-built lunar rover vehicle.
The rover, which looks like a four-wheeled Jeep, has enabled the astronauts to spend more time away from the lunar module than ever before, and to go several miles away from the lunar lander, Falcon.

On This Day in 1893:Machine Patented to make Shredded Wheat

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Premiering to the public at Chicago's World Columbian Exposition in 1893, shredded wheat cereal was then manufactured by The Natural Food Company in Niagara Falls, New York. It became the Shredded Wheat Company in 1904 and was bought by Nabisco (National Biscuit Company) in December 1928.

On This Day in 1936: Yves Saint Laurent was born.


This European fashion designer was born on August 1, 1936 in Oran, Algeria. As a teen, he left for Paris to work for designer Christian Dior and gained acclaim for his dress designs. In 1966, he launched his own fashion labels, where his adaptations of tuxedos for women garnered him fame. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. The Designer died in Paris on June 1, 2008 from brain cancer.

On This Day in 2007:Eminem Takes on Apple!2007.


Eminem's publishing company were seeking more than $75,000 (£36,900) for copyright infringement and unfair competition against computer firm Apple for allegedly selling his music on iTunes without permission. Apple were paying Eminem's record label for each download – but Eight Mile Style argued it had not approved the deal.

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