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Notable Historical Events for August 1st

1714Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

1946US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

1914Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI

1959Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia

2013Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election

30 BCOctavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1957Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln)

1928Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

1936Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

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Notable Birthdays on August 1st

1963Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], Monessen Pennsylvania, rapper (Gangsta Paradise)

10 BCClaudius, Lugdunum Gaul, Roman Emperor (41-54)

1770William Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition

1744Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, Paris, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution)

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Notable Weddings on August 1st

2010"Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (33) weds business consultant Kimberly Brook at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

2009Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas

2009Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

1986Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

1912Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark

1995F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

1951Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin

1942Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

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Notable Deaths on August 1st

2009Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines (1986-1992) (b. 1933)

1464Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at 74

1980Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

30 BCMark Antony, Roman Politician and General, commits suicide after he is defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium at 53

1903Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, dies at 51

1944Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

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