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Thursday August 1, 2019

August 1: Day of the Week

August 1, 2019 is the 213rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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August 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 607
    Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
  • 1498
    Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
  • 1838
    Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1842
    The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.
  • 1927
    The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Communist Party of China. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army.
  • 1944
    The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1957
    The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
  • 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.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1926
    Theo Adam, German bass-baritone
  • 1933
    Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
  • 1935
    Geoff Pullar, Former England cricketer
  • 1951
    Pete Mackanin, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Tom Leykis, American radio personality
  • 1958
    Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
  • 1963
    Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut
  • 1972
    Devon Hughes, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Gregg Berhalter, American footballer
  • 1991
    Marco Puntoriere, Italian footballer

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