August 1: Day of the Week
August 1, 2020 was the 214th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 69Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
- 527Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
- 1291The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
- 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.
- 1800The 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.
- 1838Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
- 1855The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
- 1960Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
- 1980Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
- 2007The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
Who were born on August 1?
- 1856George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
- 1893King Alexander I of Greece (d. 1920)
- 1901Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
- 1930Károly Grósz, Hungarian politician (d. 1996)
- 1936W.D. Hamilton, British evolutionary biologist (d. 2000)
- 1945Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1951Tommy Bolin, American musician (Deep Purple) (d. 1976)
- 1955Arun Lal, Former Indian cricketer
- 1962Jesse Borrego, American actor
- 1987Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer
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