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Thursday August 1, 2019

August 1: Day of the Week

August 1, 2019 was the 213rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1203
    Isaac II Angelus, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declares his son Alexius IV Angelus co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.
  • 1291
    The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
  • 1664
    The Ottoman Empire is defeated in the Battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.
  • 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.
  • 1801
    First Barbary War: The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.
  • 1831
    A new London Bridge opens.
  • 1907
    The start of first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
  • 1981
    MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.
  • 1993
    The Great Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
  • 2001
    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1843
    Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln; 35th United States Secretary of War (d. 1926)
  • 1858
    Gaston Doumergue, French President (d. 1937)
  • 1924
    Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1929
    Ann Calvello, Roller Derby queen (d. 2006)
  • 1937
    Al D'Amato, United States Senator from New York
  • 1945
    Sandi Griffiths, American singer, The Lawrence Welk Show
  • 1950
    Bunkhouse Buck, American professional wrestler
  • 1960
    Chuck D, American activist and rapper (Public Enemy)
  • 1960
    Suzi Gardner, guitarist and songwriter (L7)
  • 1984
    Francesco Gavazzi, Italian cyclist

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