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    • August 1, 0033 "BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic."

    • August 1, 0527 Justinian I becomes the only ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

    • August 1, 0607 "Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607)."

    • August 1, 0902 "Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army."

    • August 1, 1203 "Isaac II Angelus, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declares his son Alexius IV Angelus co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Ciaran Fourth Crusade."

    • August 1, 1291 The Swiss Confederation is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.

    • August 1, 1461 Edward IV is crowned king of England.

    • August 1, 1492 Ferdinand and Isabella drive the Jews out of Spain.

    • August 1, 1498 Christopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit Venezuela.

    • August 1, 1619 "First African slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia."

    • August 1, 1619 "First black American slaves (20 slaves) land at Jamestown, Virginia"

    • August 1, 1664 "The Ottoman Empire is defeated in the Battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvr."

    • August 1, 1774 Priestly discovers oxygen

    • August 1, 1774 The element oxygen is discovered for the third (and last) time.

    • August 1, 1776 Formal signing of the Declaration of Independence

    • August 1, 1785 Caroline Herschel becomes first woman discoverer of a comet

    • August 1, 1789 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act

    • August 1, 1790 "First US census (population of 3,939,214)"

    • August 1, 1798 British under Adm Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

    • August 1, 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.

    • August 1, 1800 The 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.

    • August 1, 1808 "British forces invade Portugal under Sir Arthur Wellesley, they defeat Gen Dupont August 21, but Wellesley's superiors prevent him from following up his victory
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    • August 1, 1812 "A rare tornado hits Westchester County, NY"

    • August 1, 1819 The first parachute jump in US

    • August 1, 1820 London's Regent's Canal opens.

    • August 1, 1831 A new London Bridge opens.

    • August 1, 1831 London Bridge opens

    • August 1, 1832 "1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sac & Fox indians, end Black Hawk War"

    • August 1, 1832 Black Hawk defeated (IA)

    • August 1, 1832 The Black Hawk War ends.

    • August 1, 1832 "Whites decimate Indians in Battle of Bad Axe River, Wisc"

    • August 1, 1834 Slavery abolished in British empire

    • August 1, 1834 Slavery is abolished in the British Empire.

    • August 1, 1838 Emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas

    • August 1, 1838 Slaves in Trinidad and Tobago are emancipated.

    • August 1, 1852 "SF Methodists establish first black church, Zion Methodist"

    • August 1, 1858 "The first street mailboxes-Boston, Mass"

    • August 1, 1860 "European and North American Railway opens from Saint John, NB to Shediac. The line became part of the Intercolonial Railway on July 1, 1867."

    • August 1, 1864 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens

    • August 1, 1867 Blacks vote for first time in a state election in South (Tennessee)

    • August 1, 1869 First raft voyage down Colorado River

    • August 1, 1873 San Francisco - first cable car begins service

    • August 1, 1873 "The first trial run of SF cable car, Clay Street between Kearny & Jones"

    • August 1, 1876 Colorado becomes 38th state

    • August 1, 1876 Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

    • August 1, 1876 Wild Bill Hickok shot dead (from behind) by Jack McCall while playing poker. He held a pair of Aces & a pair of 8's

    • August 1, 1877 "SF Public Library opens with 5,000 volumes"

    • August 1, 1894 The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.

    • August 1, 1896 George Samuelson completes rowing the Atlantic (New York to England)

    • August 1, 1901 Burial within San Francisco City limits prohibited

    • August 1, 1902 The United States buys the rights to the Panama Canal from France.

    • August 1, 1903 First coast-to-coast automobile trip (San Francisco to New York ) completed

    • August 1, 1903 Unsuccessful uprising of Macedonians against Turkey

    • August 1, 1906 Chicago White Sox begin record 19 game win streak

    • August 1, 1907 Bank of Italy opens first branch in San Francisco

    • August 1, 1907 First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island.

    • August 1, 1909 Army Air Corps formed as Army takes first delivery from Wright Brothers

    • August 1, 1909 The first Lincoln head pennies minted

    • August 1, 1914 Germany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I

    • August 1, 1916 Hawaii National Park established

    • August 1, 1917 "Frank Little, IWW organizer is lynched in Butte, Montana"

    • August 1, 1917 "Start of Third Battle of Ypres ? Australian soldiers in action at Menin Road, Glencorse Wood, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde Ridge and Passchendaele"

    • August 1, 1923 "Pres Harding dies at Palace Hotel, SF"

    • August 1, 1927 The 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.

    • August 1, 1934 "Paul Von Hindenburg dies at 86, Hitler takes over presidency"

    • August 1, 1934 "The first airplane train, plane tows 3 mail gliders behind it"

    • August 1, 1934 "William Franks twirls an indian club overhead 17,280 times in 1 hour"

    • August 1, 1936 Adolph Hitler opens Berlin Olympic Games

    • August 1, 1936 Olympic Games: Summer Olympic Games - The Games of the XI Olympiad open in Berlin.

    • August 1, 1937 "Tito reads the resolution ""Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH"" to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor."

    • August 1, 1939 Hatch Act prohibits political activity by federal workers

    • August 1, 1940 First expulsion of Jews from Cracow.

    • August 1, 1940 "HMS OSWALD,sunk 10 miles SE of Cape Spartivento, SW Italy in Ionian Sea - rammed by Italian destroyer 'Vivaldi'."

    • August 1, 1941 The first Jeep is produced.

    • August 1, 1943 "PT-109 rammed & sunk, the future Pres. Kennedy suffers a back is injury"

    • August 1, 1943 Race riot in Harlem New York city

    • August 1, 1944 Anne Frank makes the last entry in her diary.

    • August 1, 1944 Poland - Warsaw Revolt Begins

    • August 1, 1944 "Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland."

    • August 1, 1945 Mel Ott becomes the third member of the 500 home run club.

    • August 1, 1946 Pres Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

    • August 1, 1946 The Japanese Federation of Trade Unions is formed.

    • August 1, 1948 The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.

    • August 1, 1950 "King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes king"

    • August 1, 1950 Territory of Guam created

    • August 1, 1953 Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland

    • August 1, 1957 First commercial building heated by Sun - in Albuquerque New Mexico

    • August 1, 1957 "Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10"")"

    • August 1, 1957 The United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).

    • August 1, 1958 US first class postage up to $0.04 - was $0.03 for 26 years

    • August 1, 1958 US submarine USS Nautilus submerges under the Arctic ice cap

    • August 1, 1960 "Chubby Checker brings out ""The Twist"""

    • August 1, 1960 Communist Party of Independence and Work is banned in Senegal.

    • August 1, 1960 Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.

    • August 1, 1960 Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.

    • August 1, 1960 "Spider-Man debuted on the cover of comic book ""Amazing Fantasy"""

    • August 1, 1961 Beatles first gig as house band of Liverpool's Cavern Club

    • August 1, 1962 "NASA civilian test pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 32,600 m"

    • August 1, 1963 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elvis Presley - Devil In Disguise

    • August 1, 1963 The Beatles Book is sold out on its first day of sale

    • August 1, 1964 "Beatles' ""Hard Day's Night"" single goes to #1 spot on the charts"

    • August 1, 1964 "Jack Kirkwood actor (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 69"

    • August 1, 1964 North Vietnam fires on a US destroyer in Gulf of Tonkin and so it begins in earnest

    • August 1, 1964 Race riot in Jersey City NJ

    • August 1, 1964 The Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.

    • August 1, 1965 Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands announces her engagement to Claus von Amsberg.

    • August 1, 1966 Charles Whitman kills 15 people at The University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.

    • August 1, 1966 Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People's Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.

    • August 1, 1966 The Texas Tower Massacre - University student killed 10 and wounded 31.

    • August 1, 1967 Israel annexes East Jerusalem.

    • August 1, 1967 US's Lunar Orbiter 5 launched; enters lunar orbit Aug 5

    • August 1, 1968 "The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei."

    • August 1, 1970 Number one hit on UK music charts - Elvis Presley - The Wonder Of You

    • August 1, 1970 Powder Ridge Rock Festival.

    • August 1, 1971 Concert for Bangladesh.

    • August 1, 1972 "Brian Cole rocker with the Association, dies of heroin OD at 28"

    • August 1, 1972 Gold hits record $70 an ounce in London

    • August 1, 1975 CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

    • August 1, 1975 "Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations"

    • August 1, 1977 Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles

    • August 1, 1977 "Frank H.T. Rhodes is elected President of Cornell University, a post he would hold for 18 years."

    • August 1, 1979 Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway

    • August 1, 1979 Thurmon Munson killed in a plane crash at Akron Oh at 32

    • August 1, 1980 Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.

    • August 1, 1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record

    • August 1, 1980 US swimmers set 3 world records at National championships

    • August 1, 1981 "MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, ""Video Killed The Radio Star"" by the Buggles."

    • August 1, 1981 MTV premiers this day

    • August 1, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Shakin' Stevens - Green Door

    • August 1, 1982 "Cathleen Nesbitt English actress (Seperate Tables), dies at 93"

    • August 1, 1983 STS-8 vehicle moves to launch pad

    • August 1, 1983 US District Court begins trying Yonkers accuse of race discrimination

    • August 1, 1985 5 die in a train crash in Westminster Colo

    • August 1, 1985 "Frank Faylen vaudevillian, dies at 79 of pneumonia"

    • August 1, 1987 "Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9"") set by Harry Drake in Nevada"

    • August 1, 1987 Michael Andretti runs fastest Indy car race in history (171.49 MPH)

    • August 1, 1987 Mike Tyson beats Tony Tucker to become undisputed boxing champion

    • August 1, 1987 Number one hit on UK music charts - Los Lobos - La Bamba

    • August 1, 1988 "One-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon"

    • August 1, 1988 Raymond Acevedo is retired from singing group Menudo

    • August 1, 1988 "Raymond Carver poet/short story writer (Furious Season), dies at 50"

    • August 1, 1988 Rush Limbaugh was syndicated nationally in the United States as a two hour radio show.

    • August 1, 1988 System Enhancement Assoc settles case with PKware (ARC vs PKARC)

    • August 1, 1989 "NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24"

    • August 1, 1990 "Ashton Tate ships new database software, dBase IV"

    • August 1, 1990 IBM gets out of typewriter business

    • August 1, 1990 Iraq invades & occupies Kuwait

    • August 1, 1991 "Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida"

    • August 1, 1991 Hedy Lamaar is arrested for shoplifting in LA

    • August 1, 1991 Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) launched

    • August 1, 1994 Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley confirm rumors that they had married eleven weeks earlier.

    • August 1, 1994 NASDAQ computers crash - squirrel caused power outage

    • August 1, 1997 Boeing buys out McDonnell-Douglas for $16.3 billion

    • August 1, 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."

    • August 1, 2001 An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia.

    • August 1, 2001 "Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency."

    • August 1, 2004 "A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asuncin, Paraguay."

    • August 1, 2005 German spelling reform of 1996 is formally implemented.

    • August 1, 2007 "The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapsed during the evening rush hour."

    • August 1, 2009 "4,000 people are evacuated from the Canary Islands due to severe forest fires."

    • August 1, 2009 "At least two people are killed and at least fifteen are wounded in a shooting attack at a building frequented by gay youths in Tel-Aviv, Israel. ("

    • August 1, 2009 Chinese hackers target the website of the Melbourne International Film Festival for a second time as Uyghur leader Rebiya Kadeer is to visit the country.

    • August 1, 2009 Former President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino dies at the age of 76 of cardiopulmonary arrest after complications of colon cancer. A memorial service and funeral is scheduled for August 5.

    • August 1, 2009 "North Korea says a South Korean fishing boat it seized ""illegally"" entered its waters."

    • August 1, 2009 "Police fire tear gas and arrest over 400 people at street protests over laws that can see people detained indefinitely without trial by the authorities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia."

    • August 1, 2009 "Rare Buddhist treasures, buried in the 1930s during Mongolia's Communist purge, are unearthed in the Gobi Desert."

    • August 1, 2009 Russia signs a deal to open a second military base in Kyrgyzstan at a Collective Security Treaty Organisation summit.

    • August 1, 2009 "Six Christians are killed in religious unrest in Punjab, Pakistan, after days of tension following an alleged desecration of a Qur?an."

    • August 1, 2009 The trial of 30 protesters in Iran who demonstrated in protests after the disputed presidential election begins.

    • August 1, 2009 "Thousands demonstrate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, against a current security law that allows for detention without trial."

    • August 1, 2009 Venezuela orders 34 private radio stations to be closed.

    • August 1, 2011 "Important Islamic date - Ramadan: August 1 - August 29, 2011"







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