About August 1

August 1, 2021 is the 213th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Leo is the sun 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 184 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On August 1

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1664
    The Ottoman Empire is defeated in the Battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.
  • 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.
  • 1834
    Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
  • 1838
    Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1876
    Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
  • 1907
    The start of first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
  • 1914
    Germany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I.
  • 1944
    The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1964
    The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1966
    Charles Whitman kills 16 people at The University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
  • 1980
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state
  • 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.
  • 1993
    The Great Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
  • 2001
    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
  • 2007
    The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.

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