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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 527
    Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1291
    The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
  • 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.
  • 1894
    The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
  • 1957
    The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
  • 1960
    Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
  • 1966
    Charles Whitman kills 16 people at The University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
  • 1966
    Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People’s Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1980
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state
  • 2007
    The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1892
    Kinsan Ginsan, Japanese identical twins who lived to ages 107 and 108, respectively.
  • 1910
    Mohammad Nissar, Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1925
    Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (d. 2000)
  • 1958
    Kiki Vandeweghe, American basketball player
  • 1963
    Coolio, American rapper
  • 1965
    Sam Mendes, British stage and film director
  • 1968
    Dan Donegan, American musician (Disturbed)
  • 1976
    Cristian Stoica, Romanian-born Italian rugby player
  • 1976
    Hasan Şaş, Turkish footballer
  • 1986
    Anton Stralman, Swedish ice hockey player

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