August 1: Day of the Week
August 1, 2021 is the 213th 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 French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 69Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
- 1664The Ottoman Empire is defeated in the Battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.
- 1800The 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.
- 1840Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
- 1907The start of first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
- 1964The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
- 1966Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People’s Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
- 1975CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
- 1980Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
- 1980Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the country’s first democratically elected female head of state
Who were born on August 1?
- 1555Edward Kelley, English spirit medium (d. 1597)
- 1713Charles I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1780)
- 1885George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
- 1931Ramblin' Jack Elliott, American folk musician
- 1933Dom DeLuise, American actor and comedian (d. 2009)
- 1945Sandi Griffiths, American singer, The Lawrence Welk Show
- 1946Boz Burrell, British musician (King Crimson, Bad Company) (d. 2006)
- 1947Dennis Zine, Los Angeles city councilman
- 1977Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author
- 1979Honeysuckle Weeks, Welsh-born actress
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