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August 1st, 2033 (August 01 2033)EventOctavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.
August 1st, 2007 (August 01 2007)EventThe I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapsed during the evening rush hour.
August 1st, 2004 (August 01 2004)EventA supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asuncion, Paraguay.
August 1st, 2001 (August 01 2001)EventAn agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia.
August 1st, 2001 (August 01 2001)EventBulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency.
August 1st, 2001 (August 01 2001)EventAlabama 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 1st, 1996 (August 01 1996)EventMichael Johnson breaks the 200m world record by 0.30 seconds with a time of 19.32 seconds at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.Michael Johns Quotes
August 1st, 1993 (August 01 1993)EventThe Great Flood of 1993 comes to a peak. The Mississippi River crested at St. Louis, hitting a record 49.58 feet above flood stage. The Missouri River would peak the next day (August 2) in St. Charles, Missouri at a record 39.6 feet above flood stage.
August 1st, 1981 (August 01 1981)EventMTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed The Radio Star" by the Buggles.
August 1st, 1980 (August 01 1980)EventButtevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.
August 1st, 1977 (August 01 1977)EventFormer Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles
August 1st, 1975 (August 01 1975)EventCSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
August 1st, 1971 (August 01 1971)EventConcert for Bangladesh.
August 1st, 1970 (August 01 1970)EventPowder Ridge Rock Festival.
August 1st, 1968 (August 01 1968)EventThe coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
August 1st, 1967 (August 01 1967)EventIsrael annexes East Jerusalem.
August 1st, 1966 (August 01 1966)EventCharles Whitman kills 15 people at The University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
August 1st, 1966 (August 01 1966)EventPurges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official People s Republic of China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
August 1st, 1965 (August 01 1965)EventPrincess Beatrix of the Netherlands announces her engagement to Claus von Amsberg.
August 1st, 1964 (August 01 1964)EventThe Belgian Congo is renamed the Republic of the Congo.
August 1st, 1960 (August 01 1960)EventDahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
August 1st, 1960 (August 01 1960)EventCommunist Party of Independence and Work is banned in Senegal.
August 1st, 1960 (August 01 1960)EventIslamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
August 1st, 1957 (August 01 1957)EventThe United States and Canada form the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD).
August 1st, 1948 (August 01 1948)EventThe U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded.
August 1st, 1944 (August 01 1944)EventAnne Frank makes the last entry in her diary.Anne Frank Quotes
August 1st, 1944 (August 01 1944)EventWarsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
August 1st, 1941 (August 01 1941)EventThe first Jeep is produced.
August 1st, 1937 (August 01 1937)EventTito reads the resolution "Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH" to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
August 1st, 1936 (August 01 1936)EventOlympic Games: Summer Olympic GamesThe Games of the XI Olympiad open in Berlin.
August 1st, 1927 (August 01 1927)EventThe 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 1st, 1914 (August 01 1914)EventGermany declares war on Russia at the opening of World War I. The Swiss Army mobilises because of World War I
August 1st, 1907 (August 01 1907)EventFirst Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island.
August 1st, 1902 (August 01 1902)EventThe United States buys the rights to the Panama Canal from France.
August 1st, 1894 (August 01 1894)EventThe First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
August 1st, 1876 (August 01 1876)EventColorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
August 1st, 1842 (August 01 1842)EventLombard Street Riot erupts
August 1st, 1838 (August 01 1838)EventSlaves in Trinidad and Tobago are emancipated.
August 1st, 1834 (August 01 1834)EventSlavery is abolished in the British Empire.
August 1st, 1832 (August 01 1832)EventThe Black Hawk War ends.
August 1st, 1831 (August 01 1831)EventA new London Bridge opens.
August 1st, 1828 (August 01 1828)EventBolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic.
August 1st, 1820 (August 01 1820)EventLondon s Regent s Canal opens.
August 1st, 1800 (August 01 1800)EventThe 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 1st, 1798 (August 01 1798)EventFrench 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 1st, 1774 (August 01 1774)EventThe element oxygen is discovered for the third (and last) time.
August 1st, 1664 (August 01 1664)EventThe Ottoman Empire is defeated in the Battle of Saint Gotthard by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvar.
August 1st, 1619 (August 01 1619)EventFirst African slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia.
August 1st, 1498 (August 01 1498)EventChristopher Columbus becomes the first European to visit Venezuela.Christopher Columbus Quotes
August 1st, 1492 (August 01 1492)EventFerdinand and Isabella drive the Jews out of Spain.
August 1st, 1461 (August 01 1461)EventEdward IV is crowned king of England.
August 1st, 1291 (August 01 1291)EventThe Swiss Confederation is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter.
August 1st, 1203 (August 01 1203)EventIsaac 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 1st, 0902 (August 01 0902)EventTaormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army.
August 1st, 0607 (August 01 0607)EventOno no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
August 1st, 0527 (August 01 0527)EventJustinian I becomes the only ruler of the Byzantine Empire.

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