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What Happened on August 1st This Day in History

Year Name
2017 A suicide attack on a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills 20 people.
2008 The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.
2008 Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.
2007 The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour, killing 13 people and injuring 145.
2004 A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.
1993 The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
1988 A British soldier was killed in the Inglis Barracks bombing in London, England.
1984 Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, England.
1981 MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
1980 Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.
1980 A train crash kills 18 people in County Cork, Ireland.
1976 Niki Lauda has a severe accident that almost claims his life at the German Grand Prix at Nurburgring.[7]
1974 Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the "Green Line", dividing Cyprus into two zones.
1971 The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
1968 The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
1966 Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
1966 Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
1965 Frank Herbert's novel, Dune was published for the first time. It was named as the world's best-selling science fiction novel in 2003.
1964 The former Belgian Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
1961 U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation's first centralized military espionage organization.
1960 Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
1960 Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
1957 The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
1950 Guam is organized as an unincorporated territory of the United States as the President Harry S. Truman signs the Guam Organic Act.
1946 Leaders of the Russian Liberation Army, a force of Russian prisoners of war that collaborated with Nazi Germany, are executed in Moscow, Soviet Union for treason.
1944 World War II: The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi German occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
1943 World War II: Operation Tidal Wave also known as "Black Sunday", was a failed American attempt to destroy Romanian oil fields.
1937 Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution "Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH" to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
1936 The Olympics opened in Berlin with a ceremony presided over by Adolf Hitler.
1933 Anti-Fascist activists Bruno Tesch, Walter Möller, Karl Wolff and August Lütgens are executed by the Nazi regime in Altona.
1927 The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.
1914 The German Empire declares war on the Russian Empire at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilizes because of World War I.
1911 Harriet Quimby takes her pilot's test and becomes the first U.S. woman to earn an Aero Club of America aviator's certificate.
1907 The start of the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, the origin of the worldwide Scouting movement.
1894 The Empire of Japan and Qing China declare war on each other after a week of fighting over Korea, formally inaugurating the First Sino-Japanese War.
1893 Henry Perky patents shredded wheat.
1876 Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
1863 At the suggestion of Senator J. V. Snellman and the order of Emperor Alexander II, full rights were promised to the Finnish language by a language regulation in the Grand Duchy of Finland.
1855 The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
1849 Joven Daniel wrecks at the coast of Araucanía, Chile, leading to allegations that local Mapuche tribes murdered survivors and kidnapped Elisa Bravo.
1842 The Lombard Street riot erupts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.
1834 Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force, although it remains legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.
1834 Construction begins on the Wilberforce Monument in Kingston Upon Hull.
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.
1800 The Acts of Union 1800 are passed which merge the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
1798 French Revolutionary Wars: Battle of the Nile (Battle of Aboukir Bay): Battle begins when a British fleet engages the French Revolutionary Navy fleet in an unusual night action.
1774 British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
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.
1714 George, Elector of Hanover, becomes King George I of Great Britain, marking the beginning of the Georgian era of British history.
1664 Ottoman forces are defeated in the battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.
1620 Speedwell leaves Delfshaven to bring pilgrims to America by way of England.
1571 The Ottoman conquest of Cyprus is concluded, by the surrender of Famagusta.
1498 Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit what is now Venezuela.
1469 Louis XI of France founds the chivalric order called the Order of Saint Michael in Amboise.
1291 The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
1203 Isaac II Angelos, restored Byzantine Emperor, declares his son Alexios IV Angelos co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade.
902 Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army, concluding the Muslim conquest of Sicily.
607 Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
527 Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
69 Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
30 Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
Famous People Born on August 1

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Year Name
1953 Howard Kurtz, American journalist and author
1984 Brandon Kintzler, American baseball player
1979 Jason Momoa, American actor, director, and producer
1714 Richard Wilson, Welsh painter and academic (d. 1782)
1967 Gregg Jefferies, American baseball player and coach
1974 Cher Calvin, American journalist
1982 Basem Fathi, Jordanian footballer
1984 Francesco Gavazzi, Italian cyclist
1941 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
126 Pertinax, Roman emperor (d. 193)
Famous People Deaths On August 1

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Date Name
1921 T.J. Ryan, Australian politician, 19th Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
1922 Donát Bánki, Hungarian engineer (b. 1856)
2012 Aldo Maldera, Italian footballer and agent (b. 1953)
1990 Norbert Elias, German-Dutch sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1897)
946 Ali ibn Isa al-Jarrah, Abbasid vizier (b. 859)
1543 Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg (b. 1488)
690 Jonatus, abbot and saint
2006 Bob Thaves, American illustrator (b. 1924)
1929 Syd Gregory, Australian cricketer (b. 1870)
2010 Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican-American activist (b. 1919)