August 1: Day of the Week
August 1, 2020 is the 214th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 527Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
- 1498Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
- 1664The Ottoman Empire is defeated in the Battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.
- 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.
- 1840Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
- 1876Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
- 1907The start of first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
- 1960Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
- 1980Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state
- 1984Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.
Who were born on August 1?
- 1713Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
- 1900Otto Nothling, Former Australian cricketer and rugby union footballer (d. 1965)
- 1914J. Lee Thompson, British film director (d. 2002)
- 1969Graham Thorpe, Former England cricketer
- 1972Tanya Reid, Canadian actress
- 1976Nwankwo Kanu, Nigerian footballer
- 1978Dhani Harrison, English musician
- 1978Edgerrin James, American football player
- 1983David Gervasi, Swiss decathlete
- 1986Anton Stralman, Swedish ice hockey player
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