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Saturday August 1, 2020

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.

August 2020
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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.
  • 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.
  • 1759
    Seven 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.
  • 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.
  • 1838
    Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1855
    The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
  • 1960
    Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
  • 1980
    Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
  • 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?

  • 1856
    George Coulthard, Former Australian rules footballer and cricketer (d. 1883)
  • 1893
    King Alexander I of Greece (d. 1920)
  • 1901
    Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925)
  • 1930
    Károly Grósz, Hungarian politician (d. 1996)
  • 1936
    W.D. Hamilton, British evolutionary biologist (d. 2000)
  • 1945
    Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1951
    Tommy Bolin, American musician (Deep Purple) (d. 1976)
  • 1955
    Arun Lal, Former Indian cricketer
  • 1962
    Jesse Borrego, American actor
  • 1987
    Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer

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