What are the important events that happened on August 1? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 1: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 1 is the 213rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 19, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,501,545,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectadecatrigon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 202 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,684 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 1 Historical Events

  • 69
    Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
  • 1800
    The Act of Union 1800 is passed in which merges the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1838
    Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1876
    Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
  • 1944
    The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1960
    Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
  • 1964
    The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1966
    Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People’s Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1968
    The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • 2004
    A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asunción, Paraguay.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1738
    Jacques François Dugommier, French general (d. 1794)
  • 1900
    Otto Nothling, Former Australian cricketer and rugby union footballer (d. 1965)
  • 1910
    Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1933
    Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian (d. 2009)
  • 1944
    Andrew G. Vajna, Hungarian-American film producer
  • 1954
    James Gleick, American author, journalist, and biographer
  • 1968
    Shigetoshi Hasegawa, Japanese baseball player
  • 1973
    Gregg Berhalter, American footballer
  • 1977
    Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
  • 1978
    Andy Blignaut, Former Zimbabwean cricketer

Who died on August 1?

  • 1541
    Simon Grynaeus, German theologian (b. 1493)
  • 1920
    Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian nationalist leader (b. 1856)
  • 1970
    Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1883)
  • 1974
    Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • 1989
    John Ogdon, British pianist (b. 1937)
  • 1990
    Norbert Elias, German sociologist (b. 1897)
  • 2001
    Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
  • 2004
    Alexandra Scott, founder of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, (b. 1996)
  • 2004
    Philip Abelson, American physicist, (b. 1913)
  • 2010
    Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)

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