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1978Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games

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

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

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

1936Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

527Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1951David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election

1991Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida

1714Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

1711Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov

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

1993Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

1953Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

1498Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)

1971George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

1987Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

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

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

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil

1944Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested

1991Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

1959Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia

August 1st Historical Events
Date Event
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Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic. 
BC
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527
Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire 
607
Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607). 
649
Pope Martinus I chosen successor of Theodorus I [or 8/7] 
860
Peace of Koblenz: Charles the Bare, Louis the German & Lotharius II 
902
Aghlabidisch emir Ibrahim II destroys Taormina, Sicily 
1021
Synod of Pavia: emperor Henry II convicts married priest 
1086
Results of the Domesday inquiry presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury (the date of compilation and the Great Domesday are historically contestable) 
1177
Peace Treaty of Venice: Emperor Frederik I & Pope Alexander III 
1203
Alexius IV Angelus appointed co-regent of Byzantium 
1291
Everlasting League forms, basis of Swiss Confederation (Independence) 
1485
Henry Tudor's army sails to England (future Henry VII) 
1498
Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela) 
1589
Assination of French King Henry III by friar Jacques Clément 
1626
Earl Earnest Casimir conquerors Oldenzaal 
1628
Emperor Ferdinand II demands Austria Protestant convert to Catholicism 
1664
Battle at St Gotthard: Earl Raimondo Montecucculi beats Ahmed Kiprulu 
1690
Battle at Staffarda: French army beats Victor Amadeus of Savoy 
1711
Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov 
1714
Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England 
1715
First Doggett's Coat and Badge race (Waterman's race) held on Thames River (London Bridge to Chelsea) 
1732
Foundations laid for Bank of England 
1759
Battle at Minden, Westfalen: Ferdinand van Brunswick beats France 
1774
Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen 
1780
Sweden declares neutrality 
1781
British army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia 
1785
Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet 
1789
US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act 
1793
France becomes 1st country to use the metric system 
1794
Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania 
1798
Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet 
1812
Rare tornado hits Westchester County NY 
1814
Belgian King Willem I accepts blame in Southern defeat 
1820
London's Regent's Canal opens. 
1828
Bolton and Leigh Railway opens to freight traffic. 
1831
London Bridge opens to traffic 
1832
The Black Hawk War ends. 
1834
Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect 
1836
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil 
1838
Apprenticeship system abolished in most of the British Empire. Former slaves no longer indentured to former owners. 
1840
Labourer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated. 
1842
Rotherhithe Tunnel under the Thames opens 
1842
Lombard Street Riot erupts 
1852
SF Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist 
1855
Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants 
1861
Brazil recognizes Confederacy 
1863
Battle of Little Rock, Arkansas; start of Chattanooga campaign 
1863
Cavalry action near Brandy Station-End of Gettysburg Campaign 
1864
Battle of Petersburg, VA 
1867
Blacks vote for 1st time in a US state election in the South (Tenn) 
1869
1st voyage down Colorado River 
1870
Irish Land Act gives rights to tenants of landlords in Ireland. 
1873
SF's 1st cable car begins service 
1876
Colorado becomes 38th state of the Union 
1881
US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island, SF Bay 
1883
A papyrus offered to British Museum for £10,000 (forgery) 
1883
Amsterdam's Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky gets electric lights 
1883
Inland postal service begins in Great Britain 
1886
Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand 
1890
Cecil Rhodes' colonies reach Lundi 
1893
Henry Perky & William Ford patent shredded wheat 
1896
George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England) 
1901
Burials within San Francisco City limits prohibited 
1902
Building begins on Dutch public housing 
1902
Mine accident in Wollongong, Australia (100 die) 
1903
1st coast-to-coast automobile trip (SF-NY) completed 
1906
Brooklyn Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th 
1907
Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF 
1907
Signal Corps of US army starts aircraft division 
1907
First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset 
1909
British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed 
1911
Omar N Bradley (18) begins education in West Point 
1911
Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest 
1914
British fleet reaches Scapa Flow 
1914
Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI 
1914
France & Germany mobilize their troops at outbreak of WWI 
1914
Trois Vierges: German 69th infantry regiment enters Luxembourg on outbreak of WWI 
1916
Hawaii National Park forms 
1917
Frank Little, IWW organizer, lynched in Butte, MT 
1918
British troops enter Vladivostok 
1918
Pittsburgh Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings 
1919
Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam 
1919
Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek 
1920
Papendrecht soccer team forms 
1920
Peace of Riga-Independence of Latvia 
1922
Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard 
1925
Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk & Netherland East-Indies 
1926
Battles between Druze & French in Damascus 
1926
Failed assassination on Gen Primo de Rivera in Barcelona 
1927
Earliest date for a film to be considered for the Academy Awards 
1928
Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace 
1933
Carl Hubbell sets record of consecutive scoreless innings (45 1/3) 
1933
Death penality for anti-fascists in Germany 
1933
Dutch colonial regime in Batavia arrests Sukarno 
1933
NRA (National Recovery Administration) forms 
1936
Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin 
1936
Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College 
1941
Luftwaffe bombs German 23rd division 
1941
NY Yankee Lefty Gomez walks most (11) in a shutout (Yanks 9, St L 0) 
1941
The first Jeep is produced. 
1942
Deurne soccer team forms 
1942
German occupier demands listing of all Dutch telephone subscribers 
1942
Race riots in Harlem, New York 
1943
Japan declares Burma Independence under U Ba Maw 
1943
Race riot in Harlem NYC 
1943
Sunderland seaplanes sink U-454 & U-383 
1944
Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East 
1944
Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested 
1944
General Montgomery takes command of 12th & 21st army 
1944
US 90th division occupies St Hilaire-du-Harcourt 
1944
US troops enter Tessy-sur-Vir 
1944
Uprising in Warsaw 
1945
Japanese city Toyama destroyed by B-29's 
1945
Mel Ott is 1st in NL to hit 500th HR (joins Babe Ruth & Jimmy Foxx) 
1945
SVBO soccer team forms in Barger-Oosterveld 
1946
US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) 
1947
"Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 perfs 
1947
Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel 
1948
The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations is founded. 
1950
1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons) 
1950
American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule 
1950
Guam Organic Act by establishes Guam as US territory 
1950
King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes King 
1951
David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election 
1953
California introduces sales tax (for education) 
1953
Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba 
1953
KMBC TV channel 9 in Kansas City, MO (MET/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1953
KOBI TV channel 5 in Medford, OR (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland 
1953
Red Sox Ben Flowers sets then record of 8 consecutive games in relief 
1954
Louison Bobet wins his 2nd Tour de France 
1954
WKBT TV channel 8 in La Crosse, WI (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
In South Africa, The Natives Resettlement Act empowers the Government to remove Africans from any area within and next to the magisterial district of Johannesburg; less than a year after the Act was passed Sophiatown residents were forcefully removed to Meadowlands in Soweto 
1955
1st microgravity research begins 
1955
Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government 
1955
WILL TV channel 12 in Urbana-Champaign, IL (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
KRCR TV channel 7 in Redding-Chico, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1957
1st commercial building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM) 
1957
Gil Hodges hits his NL record 13th career grand slam (Last by Bkln) 
1957
Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10") 
1957
US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) 
1958
US 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years) 
1958
US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st begins transit of North Pole "operation Sunshine" 
1959
New Continental baseball league formed 
1959
Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia 
1959
WAAY TV channel 31 in Huntsville, AL (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting 
1960
Aretha Franklins 1st recording session 
1960
Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France 
1960
Chubby Checker releases "The Twist" 
1960
Islamabad declared as the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan. 
1961
Benaud rips through England team for Aussie win at Old Trafford 
1961
German DR limits traffic to West Berlin 
1961
New SF Hall of Justice opens 
1961
Whitney Young Jr named executive director of National Urban League 
1962
Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chicago White Sox, 1-0 
1962
Failed assassination on president Nkrumah of Ghana 
1963
Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale 
1963
Germany FR annexes Elten village 
1963
WQAD TV channel 8 in Moline, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1964
ALM (Antillian Airlines) begins operation 
1964
Beatles' single "A Hard Day's Night" goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks 
1965
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open 
1966
Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas 
1967
Izaak Samkalden becomes mayor of Amsterdam 
1967
WBRA TV channel 15 in Roanoke, VA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1968
Canada begins replacing silver with nickel in coins 
1968
Cleveland Metroparks begins operating Zoo 
1968
WXIX TV channel 19 in Cincinnati-Newport, OH (IND) begins broadcasting 
1968
The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei. 
1969
110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival 
1969
36th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: NY Jets 26, All-Stars 24 (74,208) 
1969
Mariner 6 sends close-up photo's of Mars 
1970
EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi 
1970
KTSD TV channel 10 in Pierre, SD (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1970
Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game 
1971
CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII 
1971
George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC 
1971
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Bluegrass Golf Invitational 
1972
1st article exposing Wategate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward) 
1972
Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header 
1973
H J Witteveen appointed as director of IMF 
1973
Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park 
1974
Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to NY Nets 
1974
China's People's Liberation Army Navy, put into service ChangZheng 1, their first nuclear-powered submarine 
1975
38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord 
1975
41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103) 
1975
Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees 
1975
Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations 
1975
CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe. 
1976
21st Olympic games close at Montreal Canada 
1976
Flash flood in Big Thompson Canyon Colo on Route 34, kills 139 
1976
Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20) 
1977
SF Giant Willie McCovey hits NL record 18th grand slammer 
1977
Former Lockheed U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers crashes the news helicopter he was flying in Los Angeles 
1978
Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games 
1978
Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead 
1979
Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo forms government in Portugal 
1980
Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record 
1980
Waldemar Cierpinski wins 19th olympics marathon (2:11:03 
1980
Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland. 
1981
MTV premieres at 12:01 AM 
1981
Poland premier Jagielski resigns 
1982
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic 
1982
Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives 
1982
H Aaron, F Robinson, T Jackson, & H Chandler inducted in Hall of Fame 
1982
Heavy Israeli air bombardment on Beirut 
1982
Petra Schneider swims world record 400m medley (4:36.10) 
1983
New Zealand score their 1st Test Cricket match victory in England 
1985
15.4 cm rainfall at Cheyenne, Wyoming (state record) 
1985
Emmy 12th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 6th time 
1985
Vince Coleman steals 2 bases in 1st inning, for NL rookie record 74 
1986
Bert Blyleven becomes 10th pitcher to strike out 3,000 
1986
Cleveland sets AL attendance record for twi-night doubleheader, 65,934 
1986
Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia release from hospital after 3 week coma 
1987
Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada 
1987
Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
1987
Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America 
1987
In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings. 
1988
Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon 
1988
Rush Limbaugh begins his national radio show. 
1989
Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes 
1990
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 149 perfs 
1990
Indians' Alex Cole sets club record with 5 stolen bases in one game 
1990
Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait 
1990
Soyuz TM-10 launches 
1990
Stanton Cook becomes CEO of Chicago Cubs 
1991
Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida 
1991
Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires 
1992
"Salome" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 9 performances 
1992
NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres 
1992
USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica 
1993
"In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 perfs 
1993
"She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances 
1993
Missie Berteott wins LPGA Ping/Welch's Golf Championship 
1993
Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY 
1993
Walter Koenig, Checkov of Star Trek, suffers a heart attack 
1994
99.9°F (37.7°C) in Berlin-Dahlem: record 
1994
The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour 
1994
Train crash in Havana Cuba, 6 killed 
1995
Westinghouse purchases CBS-TV network 
1996
M2, MTV's second TV channel is launched 
1998
-8] Gay & Lesbian Games #5 open in Amsterdam 
2000
First patient to receive the Jarvik 2000, the first total artificial heart that can maintain blood flow in addition to generating a pulse 
2001
An agreement is reached on the position of the minority Albanian language in the Republic of Macedonia. 
2001
Bulgaria, Cyprus, Latvia, Malta, Slovenia and Slovakia join the European Environment Agency. 
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. 
2004
A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 in Asunción, Paraguay. 
2007
The I-35W Mississippi River Bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour. 
2010
A 200x250 photo mosaic of President Corazon Aquino was unveiled near the Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila in commemoration of her first death anniversay and it has been submitted to the Guinness World Records to be certified as the largest photo mosaic in the world. 
2012
Typhoon Saola kills elven people and displaces over 150,000 in the Philippines 
2012
8 Women's badminton doubles players are disqualified from the 2012 summer Olympics for "not using one's best efforts to win a match" 
2013
Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election 
2016
Tennis-Djokovic beats Nishikori in Rogers Cup final 
2016
Jimmy Walker captures PGA Championship for first major title 
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