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Sunday August 1, 2021

August 1: Day of the Week

August 1, 2021 was the 213th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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)

  • 30 BC
    Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
  • 902
    Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army.
  • 1498
    Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
  • 1838
    Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1894
    The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
  • 1907
    The start of first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
  • 1914
    Germany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I.
  • 1937
    Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution “Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH” to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
  • 1944
    The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1960
    Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1815
    Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer, politician, and author (d. 1882)
  • 1891
    Karl Kobelt, Swiss politician (d. 1968)
  • 1941
    Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1945
    Sandi Griffiths, American singer, The Lawrence Welk Show
  • 1946
    Fiona Stanley, Australian epidemiologist
  • 1946
    Rick Coonce, rock drummer for The Grass Roots
  • 1963
    Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut
  • 1977
    Yoshi Tatsu, Japanese professional wrestler and boxer
  • 1987
    Sébastien Pocognoli, Belgian footballer
  • 1989
    Madison Bumgarner, American baseball player

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