August 1: Day of the Week
August 1, 2019 was the 213rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 152 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1834Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
- 1838Non-labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
- 1914Germany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I.
- 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).
- 1960Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
- 1960Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
- 1974Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the “Green Line”, dividing Cyprus into two zones.
- 1980Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state
- 2001Alabama 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?
- 1885George de Hevesy, Hungarian radiochemist and Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
- 1942André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
- 1949Kurmanbek Bakiyev, President of Kyrgyzstan
- 1954James Gleick, American author, journalist, and biographer
- 1960Chuck D, American activist and rapper (Public Enemy)
- 1963Lynette Sadleir, New Zealand Olympic synchronised swimmer
- 1964Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows)
- 1977Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
- 1979Jason Momoa, American actor
- 1987Rumi Hiiragi, Japanese actress
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