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 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 19, 2015 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 399,552 hours 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 191 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 953 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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August 1 Historical Events

  • 1203
    Isaac II Angelus, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declares his son Alexius IV Angelus co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.
  • 1498
    Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
  • 1798
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay) – Battle begins when a British fleet engages the French Revolutionary Navy fleet in an unusual night action.
  • 1801
    First Barbary War: The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.
  • 1838
    Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1974
    Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the “Green Line”, dividing Cyprus into two zones.
  • 1980
    Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
  • 1980
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state
  • 2004
    A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asunción, Paraguay.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 10 BC
    Claudius, Roman Emperor (d. 54)
  • 1779
    Lorenz Oken, German naturalist (d. 1851)
  • 1916
    Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal
  • 1969
    Kevin Jarvis, American baseball player
  • 1970
    David James, English footballer
  • 1972
    Devon Hughes, American professional wrestler
  • 1976
    Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
  • 1977
    Yoshi Tatsu, Japanese professional wrestler and boxer
  • 1987
    Lee Wallace, Scottish footballer
  • 1990
    Jack O'Connell, English actor (Skins)

Who died on August 1?

  • 1798
    François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
  • 1911
    Edwin Austin Abbey, American painter (b. 1852)
  • 1911
    Samuel Arza Davenport, American politician (b. 1843)
  • 1973
    Walter Ulbricht, German communist statesman (b. 1893)
  • 1989
    John Ogdon, British pianist (b. 1937)
  • 2003
    Guy Thys, Belgian football coach (b. 1922)
  • 2004
    Philip Abelson, American physicist, (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    Constant Nieuwenhuys, Dutch painter (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
  • 2010
    Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)

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