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Sunday August 1, 2021

August 1: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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

August 2021

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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)

  • 69
    Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
  • 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.
  • 1800
    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.
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1907
    The start of first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
  • 1964
    The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1966
    Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People’s Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1975
    CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • 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

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1555
    Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597)
  • 1713
    Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
  • 1885
    George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1931
    Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American folk musician
  • 1933
    Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian (d. 2009)
  • 1945
    Sandi Griffiths, American singer, The Lawrence Welk Show
  • 1946
    Boz Burrell, British musician (King Crimson, Bad Company) (d. 2006)
  • 1947
    Dennis Zine, Los Angeles city councilman
  • 1977
    Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
  • 1979
    Honeysuckle Weeks, Welsh-born actress

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