On This Day 1 August

Important Days

World Scout Scarf Day

Important Events

2004 – A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.

2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.

2008 – The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.

2008 – Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.

2017 – A suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills 20 people.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1932 – Meena Kumari, Indian actress (d. 1972)

1992 – Mrunal Thakur, Indian actress

Death/ Death Anniversary

1920 – Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer and journalist (b. 1856)

2008 – Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1916)