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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 69
    Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
  • 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.
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1927
    The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Communist Party of China. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army.
  • 1968
    The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • 1984
    Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, North West England.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1837
    Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
  • 1910
    Mohammad Nissar, Indian cricketer (d. 1963)
  • 1914
    J. Lee Thompson, British film director (d. 2002)
  • 1921
    Jack Kramer, American tennis player (d. 2009)
  • 1942
    Giancarlo Giannini, Italian actor
  • 1945
    Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945
    Sandi Griffiths, American singer, The Lawrence Welk Show
  • 1949
    Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • 1950
    Jim Carroll, American poet and actor (d. 2009)
  • 1963
    Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut

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