Wednesday, August 1, 2007
The remains of the RMS Titanic's Unknown Child, initially identified as Eino Viljami Panula, are re-identified by a Canadian research team and found to be those of another young passenger, Sidney Leslie Goodwin. //www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,291639,00.html
(AP via FOX)
King Fahd of Saudi Arabia died at the hospital because of pneumonia and a high fever.
A truck bomb destroys a military hospital in Mozdok in Southern Russia, near Chechnya, killing 41 and wounding at least 76. The Russian government blames the attack on Chechen separatists. A media spokesman for rebel political leader, Aslan Maskhadov, denied any connection with the incident. //www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13500-2003Aug1.html
Wednesday, August 1, 1990
Wednesday, August 1, 1984
Australian banks are deregulated.
Attempted coup against government of Daniel Arap Moi in Kenya
MTV (Music Television) is launched on cable television in the United States.
The Helsinki Accords, which officially recognize Europe's national borders and respect for human rights, are signed in Finland.
Wednesday, August 1, 1973
U.S. Senator Thomas Eagleton, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, withdraws from the race after revealing he was once treated for mental illness.
Dictator Idi Amin
declares that Uganda
will expel 50,000 Asians with British passports to Britain within 3 months.
A huge solar flare
(one of the largest ever recorded) knocks out cable lines in U.S. It begins with the appearance of sunspots on August 2 an August 4 flare kicks off high levels of activity until August 10
, now known as Benin
, becomes independent from France.
The first Jeep
WWII: British submarine is sunk.
orders general mobilization.
Germany declares war on Russia's ally, France.
Marcus Garvey founds the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica.
A secret treaty between Turkey
secures Turkish neutrality.
At 7:00 pm (local time) Germany issues a 12-hour ultimatum to Belgium
to allow German passage into France.
New York Stock Exchange closed due to war in Europe, where nearly all stock exchanges were already closed.
Germany declares war on Russia, following Russia's military mobilization in support of Serbia Germany also begins mobilization.
At 7:00 am (local time) Belgium declines to accept Germany's ultimatum of August 2.
100 miners die in a pit explosion in Wollongong, Australia.
Wednesday, August 1, 1894
Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
Wednesday, August 1, 1855
First ascent of Monte Rosa
, the second highest summit in the Alps.
Virginia closes its Reform Constitutional Convention deciding that all white men have the right to vote.
Slavery is abolished in the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833).
Wednesday, August 1, 1798
The element oxygen is discovered for the third (and last) time ndash the second quantitatively following the somewhat earlier work of Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1771–1772) ndash by Joseph Priestley, who publishes the fact in 1775 and so names the element and usually gets all the credit.
Wednesday, August 1, 1770
July 21 in Julian Calendar) ndash Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774) ndash Battle of Kagul: Russian commander Pyotr Rumyantsev routs 150,000 Turks.
Wednesday, August 1, 1759
The wearing of the kilt is banned in Scotland by the Dress Act (Note: the actual effective date of the Dress Act was August 1, 1747, not 1746 ndash see the text at Dress Act).
The Comet of 1729
, possibly the largest comet
on record, was discovered by Nicolas Sarabat.
Wednesday, August 1, 1714
George, elector of Hanover becomes King George I of Great Britain.
Sunday, July 22, 1571 (Julianian calendar)
Monday, July 23, 1498 (Julianian calendar)
Columbus discovers the mouth of the Orinoco
Wednesday, July 25, 1291 (Julianian calendar)
Pope Nicholas IV confirms the independence of San Marino via papal bull.
The Habsburgs acquire the Swiss city of Lucerne.
are forced to move to the island of Murano
in order to contain the risk of fire, thus establishing the glass industry there.
Tuesday, July 25, 1290 (Julianian calendar)
The country of Wallachia
is founded (traditional date).
Thursday, July 25, 1202 (Julianian calendar)
Arthur of Brittany is captured in Mirabeau, north of Poitiers, during a battle with John of England.
Monday, July 25, 1177 (Julianian calendar)
Holy Roman Empire renounces any claims on the territory of Rome.
Wednesday, July 25, 1100 (Julianian calendar)
August ndash Bohemond I of Antioch is captured by the Danishmends at the Battle of Melitene, leaving Tancred as regent of the Principality of Antioch for two years.
Sunday, July 27, 979 (Julianian calendar)
Battle of Gaoliang River: The Liao Dynasty defeats Song Dynasty forces near present-day Beijing.
Tuesday, July 27, 902 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, July 29, 607 (Julianian calendar)
Prince Shotoku of Japan appoints Ono no Imoko as official envoy to Sui and sends him to pay tribute to the Sui court (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607).
Friday, July 30, 527 (Julianian calendar)
King Cerdic of Wessex and his son Cynric defeat the Britons at "Cerdicesleah" (modern Chearsley).
Justinian I appoints Belisarius
to command the Eastern army in Armenia
and on the Byzantine-Persian frontier.
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, is rebuilt until 565. Restoring the architectural tone of the basilica.
Justinian I reorganises the command structure of the Byzantine army
and fields a small but highly trained army.
Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea, formally adopts Buddhism as a state religion (approximate date).
Justin I, age 77, dies at Constantinople
and is succeeded by Justinian I who becomes sole emperor.
Thursday, August 3, 69 (Julianian calendar)
The Danubian legions of Raetia
proclaims Vespasian as emperor.