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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)

  • 69
    Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
  • 1498
    Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
  • 1798
    French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay) – Battle begins when a British fleet engages the French Revolutionary Navy fleet in an unusual night action.
  • 1855
    The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
  • 1894
    The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
  • 1937
    Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution “Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH” to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
  • 1960
    Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
  • 1964
    The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
  • 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?

  • 1313
    Emperor Kōgon of Japan (d. 1364)
  • 1837
    Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
  • 1891
    Karl Kobelt, Swiss politician (d. 1968)
  • 1892
    Kinsan Ginsan, Japanese identical twins who lived to ages 107 and 108, respectively.
  • 1926
    Theo Adam, German bass-baritone
  • 1947
    Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
  • 1951
    Tommy Bolin, American musician (Deep Purple) (d. 1976)
  • 1972
    Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
  • 1973
    Edurne Pasaban, Spanish mountaineer
  • 1974
    Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete

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