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Saturday August 1, 2020

August 1: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 30 BC
    Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
  • 527
    Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 902
    Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army.
  • 1800
    The Act of Union 1800 is passed in which merges the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1801
    First Barbary War: The American schooner USS Enterprise captures the Tripolitan polacca Tripoli in a single-ship action off the coast of modern-day Libya.
  • 1842
    The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.
  • 1894
    The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
  • 1957
    The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
  • 1960
    Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
  • 1980
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1579
    Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (d. 1644)
  • 1940
    Ram Loevy, Israeli screenwriter and director
  • 1949
    Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
  • 1953
    Howard Kurtz, American journalist
  • 1953
    Robert Cray, American singer
  • 1960
    Chuck D, American activist and rapper (Public Enemy)
  • 1962
    Jacob Matlala, South African boxer
  • 1981
    Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer
  • 1986
    Lucas Simón, Argentine footballer
  • 1991
    Marco Puntoriere, Italian footballer

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