August 1: Day of the Week
August 1, 2021 is the 213rd 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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1498Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
- 1759Seven Years’ War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments.
- 1834Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
- 1840Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
- 1855The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
- 1894The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
- 1914Germany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I.
- 1966Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People’s Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
- 1968The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
- 2001Alabama 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.
Who were born on August 1?
- 1626Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (d. 1676)
- 1931Trevor Goddard, Former South African cricketer
- 1941Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
- 1954James Gleick, American author, journalist, and biographer
- 1963Dean Wareham, New Zealand musician (Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean and Britta)
- 1973Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
- 1973Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete
- 1977Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
- 1982Ai Tominaga, Japanese model and actress
- 1985Adam Jones, American baseball player
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