August 1: Day of the Week
August 1, 2019 is the 213rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.
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.
- 1498Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
- 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.
- 1855The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
- 1894The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
- 1937Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution “Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH” to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
- 1960Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
- 1964The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
- 1974Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the “Green Line”, dividing Cyprus into two zones.
- 1980Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
Who were born on August 1?
- 1313Emperor Kōgon of Japan (d. 1364)
- 1837Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
- 1891Karl Kobelt, Swiss politician (d. 1968)
- 1892Kinsan Ginsan, Japanese identical twins who lived to ages 107 and 108, respectively.
- 1926Theo Adam, German bass-baritone
- 1947Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
- 1951Tommy Bolin, American musician (Deep Purple) (d. 1976)
- 1972Nicke Royale, Swedish musician (The Hellacopters)
- 1973Edurne Pasaban, Spanish mountaineer
- 1974Beckie Scott, Canadian cross-country skiing athlete
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