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 214th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 19, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,470,009,600 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 ‘dihectadecatetragon’ 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 180 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 1,319 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.
  • 607
    Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1842
    The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.
  • 1855
    The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
  • 1957
    The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
  • 1960
    Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
  • 1975
    CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • 1981
    MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.
  • 1984
    Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 126
    Pertinax, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
  • 1579
    Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644)
  • 1931
    Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American folk musician
  • 1932
    Meena Kumari, Indian film actress (d. 1972)
  • 1932
    Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)
  • 1934
    John Beck, Former New Zealand cricketer (d. 2000)
  • 1942
    André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1972
    Devon Hughes, American professional wrestler
  • 1972
    Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • 1978
    Andy Blignaut, Former Zimbabwean cricketer

Who died on August 1?

  • 371
    St Eusebius of Vercelli, Italian bishop (b. 283)
  • 1787
    Saint Alphonsus Maria de Liguori, Italian founder of the Redemptionist order (b. 1696)
  • 1795
    Clas Bjerkander, Swedish meteorologist, botanist, and entomologist(b. 1735)
  • 1903
    Calamity Jane, American frontierswoman (b. 1853)
  • 1929
    Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1870)
  • 1945
    Gyula Csortos, Hungarian film actor (b. 1883)
  • 1967
    Richard Kuhn, Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1973
    Walter Ulbricht, German communist statesman (b. 1893)
  • 1996
    Tadeus Reichstein, Polish chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1897)
  • 2006
    Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)

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