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Notable Historical Events for August 1st

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

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

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil

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

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

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

527Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire

1953Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

1986Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

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

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Notable Deaths on August 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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