The 1st o August is the 213rd day o the year (214t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 152 days ti come.
- 30 BC - Mark Antony commits suicide.
- 1291 - Offeecial foondin date o Swisserland.
- 1408 - Christopher Columbus visits present-day Venezuela.
- 1714 - George I becomes King o Great Breetain.
- 1747 - Kilts an tartan ar banned efter the seicont Jacobite uprisin.
- 1759 - Seiven Years' War: Breetish, Hanoverian an Proushie forces defeat the French in the Battle o Minden.
- 1800 - The Acts o Union o 1800 are signed, tae jyn Ireland wi Great Breetain tae form the Unitit Kinrick.
- 1834 - Slavery is abolished in the Breetish Empire.
- 1855 - Charles Hudson becomes the first person tae successfully climb the Dufourspitze, Swisserland's heichest moontain on the Monte Rosa massif.
- 1876 - Colorado becomes the 38t state o the Unitit States.
- 1907 - The first Scout camp is set up on Brownsea Island, Dorset, Ingland.
- 1914 - Warld War I: Germany declares war on Roushie.
- 1936 - Stairt o the 1936 Simmer Olympics in Berlin.
- 1944 - The Warsaw Uprisin stairts.
- 1944 - Anne Frank writes the last entry in her diary.
- 1952 - Asgeir Asgeirsson becomes the 2nt Preses o Iceland.
- 1960 - Dahomey, nou Benin, gains unthirldom frae Fraunce.
- 1960 - Islamabad is declared the federal caipital o Pakistan.
- 1968 - Kristján Eldjárn becomes the 3rd Preses o Iceland.
- 1980 - Vigdís Finnbogadóttir becomes the 4t Preses o Iceland; she is the first democratically-electit female Heid o State.
- 1980 - A train crash in Coonty Cork, Republic o Ireland, kills 18 fowk.
- 1996 - Olafur Ragnar Grimsson becomes the 5t Preses o Iceland.
- 2000 - Moshe Katsav becomes Preses o Israel.
- 2004 - A fire at a supermercat in Asuncion, Paraguay, kills 396 fowk.
- 2005 - Abdullah o Saudi Arabie becomes King.
- 2007 - The I-35W Mississippi River Brig in Minneapolis collapses, killin 13 fowk.
- 2008 - 11 climbers die in a single day on K2.
- 2009 - Anders Fogh Rasmussen becomes Secretary-General o NATO.
- 2015 - Indie an Bangladesh swap 162 exclaves aroond thair mairch.
- 2017 - Jacinda Ardern becomes leader o the New Zealand Labour Pairty; she becomesPrime meenister in October.
- 2017 - Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes Prime meenister o Pakistan.
- 2018 - Violent clashes occur in Harare ower the delay in the declaration o Zimbabwe's Preses election result.
- 2019 - A Houthi atteck on a militar parade in Aden, Yemen, kills 32 fowk.
- 2019 - Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, Ingland, is evacuatit ower heavy rain damage tae a local dam.
- 2019 - Jane Dodds o the Leeberal Democrats wins the Brecon an Radnorshire bi-election in Wales, cuttin Conservative UK Prime meenister Boris Johnson's wirkin majority tae just ane.
- 2020 - Mair COVID-19 restreections are loosened in Scotland: Edinburgh Castle an Stirlin Castle are permittit tae re-appen, an professional fitbaw resumes.
- 10 BC - Claudius, Roman Emperor (d. 54)
- 126 - Pertinax, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
- 1520 - Sigismund II Augustus, King o Poland an Grand Duke o Lithuanie (d. 1572)
- 1838 - Prince Louis, Coont o Trani (d. 1886)
- 1893 - Alexander o Greece (d. 1920)
- 1924 - Abdullah o Saudi Arabie (d. 2015)
- 1930 - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
- 1936 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (d. 2008)
- 1945 - Douglas Osheroff, American physicist
- 1960 - Micheál Martin, Erse politeecian an Taoiseach
- 1963 - Amber Rudd, Inglis politeecian
- 1964 - Fiona Hyslop, Scots politeecian
- 1967 - Clare Adamson, Scots politeecian
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