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Sunday August 1, 2021

August 1: Day of the Week

August 1, 2021 is the 213rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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)

  • 1498
    Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
  • 1759
    Seven Years’ War: The Battle of Minden, an allied Anglo-German army victory over the French. In Britain this was one of a number of events that constituted the Annus Mirabilis of 1759 and is celebrated as Minden Day by certain British Army regiments.
  • 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.
  • 1855
    The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
  • 1894
    The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
  • 1914
    Germany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I.
  • 1966
    Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People’s Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1968
    The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • 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.

Who were born on August 1?

  • 1626
    Sabbatai Zevi, Montenegrin rabbi, kabbalist, and founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement (d. 1676)
  • 1931
    Trevor Goddard, Former South African cricketer
  • 1941
    Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1954
    James Gleick, American author, journalist, and biographer
  • 1963
    Dean Wareham, New Zealand musician (Galaxie 500, Luna, Dean and Britta)
  • 1973
    Eduardo Noriega, Spanish actor
  • 1973
    Veerle Dejaeghere, Belgian athlete
  • 1977
    Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
  • 1982
    Ai Tominaga, Japanese model and actress
  • 1985
    Adam Jones, American baseball player

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