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July 31, 2013, 12:03 p.m.
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Things that have happened on August 1:

— MTV airs its first video, the Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” a paean to the transformative powers of technological disruption (1981).

— Joseph Priestly discovers oxygen (1774).

Pierre Bourdieu and Dom DeLuise — I always think of them together — are born (1930 and 1933, respectively).

— Nieman Lab holds a happy hour for journalists, technologists, business-side types, and anyone else interested in the future of news (2013).

Yes, it’s the return of our sometimes monthly, occasionally occasional happy hour for Bostonians and near-Bostonians. You should come have a drink with us on this very lovely Thursday, August 1, at 6 p.m. or so. We’re doing it again at The Field, which is in Central Square, roughly 8.2 seconds’ walk from the Central Square T stop and thus easily accessible to anyone with a Charlie Card.

(Why Thursday? We usually do these on Mondays, after all. Well, our Google Journalism Fellows are leaving us this week, so we wanted to squeeze in one more happy hour before they jet. And we’ll be taking some vacation time in August, so we wanted to make sure to squeeze one in before we disperse.)

If the weather’s nice, we’ll almost certainly be in the back on the patio. If it’s raining, check the side room on the left. First five people to come up to me and repeat the magic phrase — “Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick” — get a free beer on me.

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