August 1- On This Day.

August 1- On This Day.

This day in history.



What Happened on August 1

Historical Events

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

August 1- On This Day.