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)
- 607Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
- 1498Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
- 1838Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
- 1840Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
- 1842The Lombard Street Riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US.
- 1927The 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.
- 1944The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
- 1957The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
- 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?
- 1926Theo Adam, German bass-baritone
- 1933Masaichi Kaneda, Japanese baseball player
- 1935Geoff Pullar, Former England cricketer
- 1951Pete Mackanin, American baseball player
- 1956Tom Leykis, American radio personality
- 1958Rob Buck, American musician (10,000 Maniacs) (d. 2000)
- 1963Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut
- 1972Devon Hughes, American professional wrestler
- 1973Gregg Berhalter, American footballer
- 1991Marco Puntoriere, Italian footballer
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