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Notable Historical Events for August 1st

1953Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

1936Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1714Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

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

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

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

527Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 1st

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

1819Herman Melville, New York, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), (d. 1891)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 1st

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

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

1986Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

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

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

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

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

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

August 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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