August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 152 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about August 1st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 1st in history!
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- National Girlfriends Day
- Respect for Parents Day
- Yorkshire Day
- International Childfree Day
- National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
- World Wide Web Day
- Rounds Resounding Day
- World Lung Cancer Day
- National Minority Donor Awareness Day
What Happened On This Day – August 1
1981: Music Television is launched
The channel, popularly known as MTV was mostly known for showing music videos and for being hosted by Video Jockeys.
1951: Japan Airlines (JAL) is founded
The flagship airlines of Japan, JAL started operating on October 25, 1951
1936: The XI Summer Olympics are opened in Berlin by Adolf Hitler
Initially, Jews and people of African descent were to be barred from the games, however, a boycott was threatened by several countries and the German organizers relented. 18 African-American athletes, including James “Jesse” Owens and Matthew “Mack” Robinson, placed well in the track and field events, winning several medals.
1834: Slavery abolished in British Empire
The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 came into force a year after it was passed by the British Parliament. The act was repealed in 1998.
1774: Joseph Priestley discovered Oxygen.
When he heated mercuric oxide, he found that a gas was released that could reignite a glowing splinter. This gas was oxygen.
Births On This Day, August 1
1942: Jerry Garcia, American singer-songwriter, guitarist
1932: Meena Kumari, Indian actress
1930: Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist
1929: Hafizullah Amin, Afghan politician
1819: Herman Melville, American writer
Deaths On This Day, August 1
2022: Bill Russell, NBA great and Celtics legend.
2009: Corazon Aquino: Filipino politician, 11th President of the Philippines
1970: Frances Farmer, American actress
1944: Manuel L. Quezon, Filipino politician, 2nd President of the Philippines
1920: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Indian lawyer, social reformer
1714: Anne, Queen of Great Britain