August 1: Day of the Week
August 1, 2022 is the 213th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 902Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army.
- 1291The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
- 1798French 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.
- 1834Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
- 1855The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
- 1960Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
- 1964The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
- 2004A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asunción, Paraguay.
Who were born on August 1?
- 1626Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (d. 1676)
- 1714Richard Wilson, Welsh painter (d. 1782)
- 1779Francis Scott Key, American lawyer and lyricist (d. 1843)
- 1900Otto Nothling, Former Australian cricketer and rugby union footballer (d. 1965)
- 1933Jesse Corti, Venezuelan-born actor and comedian
- 1947Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
- 1951Pete Mackanin, American baseball player
- 1966James St. James, American author and nightlife personality
- 1972Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
- 1979Jason Momoa, American actor
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