What Happened on August 1
527 Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire
1086 Results of the Domesday inquiry presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury (the date of compilation and the Great Domesday are historically contestable)
1774 English chemist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state
1834 Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect, abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire
1958 US atomic submarine USS Nautilus begins 1st transit of North Pole "Operation Sunshine"
More Historical Events
Aug 1 in Film & TV
1971 George Harrison's benefit concerts for Bangladesh (2 shows) take place at Madison Square Garden, NYC; performers include Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, and Leon Russell
1981 Music video cable channel MTV debuts in US at 12:01 AM with The Buggles song "Video Killed The Radio Star"
Aug 1 in Sport
1936 XI Summer Olympic Games are opened by Adolph Hitler in Berlin
Did You Know?
First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset
On August 1, 1907
Would You Believe?
Anthrax outbreak in Yamalo-Nenets, Siberia kills one and infects 8 others, also kills 2,300 reindeer, global warming blamed
On August 1, 2016