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 2020 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, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 443,400 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 ‘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 195 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 2,780 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.
Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
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.
Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
The Great Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
Who were born on August 1?
Francis Scott Key, American lawyer and lyricist (d. 1843)
Mohammad Nissar, Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
J. Lee Thompson, British film director (d. 2002)
Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
Trevor Berbick, Jamaican boxer (d. 2006)
Suzi Gardner, guitarist and songwriter (L7)
James St. James, American author and nightlife personality
Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed)
Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer
Who died on August 1?
François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers, French admiral (killed in battle) (b. 1753)
Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
Francis Gary Powers, American spy plane pilot (b. 1929)
Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
Sviatoslav Richter, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1915)
Korey Stringer, American football player (b. 1974)
Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)
Corazon Aquino, Former President of the Philippines (b. 1933)
Eric Tindill, New Zealand rugby and cricket international player and referee/umpire (b. 1910)
Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican nationalist (b. 1919)
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