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Saturday August 1, 2020

August 1: Day of the Week

August 1, 2020 is the 214th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

August 2020
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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)

  • 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.
  • 1834
    Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
  • 1840
    Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
  • 1876
    Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
  • 1964
    The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1980
    Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
  • 1980
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state
  • 1981
    MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.
  • 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?

  • 1779
    Francis Scott Key, American lawyer and lyricist (d. 1843)
  • 1815
    Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer, politician, and author (d. 1882)
  • 1858
    Hans Rott, Austrian composer (d. 1884)
  • 1881
    Otto Toeplitz, German mathematician (d. 1940)
  • 1916
    Fiorenzo Angelini, Italian cardinal
  • 1947
    Dennis Zine, Los Angeles city councilman
  • 1950
    Jim Carroll, American poet and actor (d. 2009)
  • 1952
    Yajurvindra Singh, Former Indian cricketer
  • 1972
    Tanya Reid, Canadian actress
  • 1973
    Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor

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