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, 25,025,760 minutes 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

  • 30 BC
    Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
  • 69
    Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
  • 527
    Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1759
    Seven Years’ War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments.
  • 1831
    A new London Bridge opens.
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1876
    Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
  • 1957
    The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
  • 1968
    The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • 1975
    CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1713
    Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
  • 1892
    Kinsan Ginsan, Japanese identical twins who lived to ages 107 and 108, respectively.
  • 1956
    Tom Leykis, American radio personality
  • 1959
    Joe Elliott, English musician (Def Leppard)
  • 1973
    Edurne Pasaban, Spanish mountaineer
  • 1973
    Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress
  • 1977
    Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
  • 1982
    Ai Tominaga, Japanese model and actress
  • 1987
    Lee Wallace, Scottish footballer
  • 1987
    Rumi Hiiragi, Japanese actress

Who died on August 1?

  • 30 BC
    Mark Antony, Roman politician and general (b. 83 BC)
  • 1227
    Shimazu Tadahisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1179)
  • 1787
    Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Italian founder of the Redemptionist order (b. 1696)
  • 1798
    François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  • 1866
    John Ross (aka. Kooweskoowe), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation (b. 1790)
  • 1977
    Francis Gary Powers, American spy plane pilot (b. 1929)
  • 1990
    Graham Young, British serial killer (b. 1947)
  • 1990
    Norbert Elias, German sociologist (b. 1897)
  • 1996
    Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • 2006
    Ferenc Szusza, Hungarian football player (b. 1923)

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