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Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Convention on Cluster Munitions banning the use, production and transfer of cluster bombs in some countries, comes into effect. //www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iQZuxYYQyqbWw8iAzAo_-GwYR_8A (AFP) //www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-10829976 (BBC) //english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2010/08/20108161921618518.html (Aljazeera)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

North Korea says a South Korean fishing boat it seized illegally entered its waters. //english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2009/08/01/95/0401000000AEN20090801001500315F.HTML (Yonhap) //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8179465.stm (BBC)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Several restrictions remain as the International Olympic Committee and Chinese organisers BOCOG claim they have lifted all Internet restrictions for media covering the Beijing Games. //www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article4441127.ece ("The Times") //afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gI4coLNu9o-2CJUDgz4NeqaxIf5A (AFP via Google News)
A total solar eclipse is visible from northern Canada (Nunavut), Greenland, central Russia, eastern Kazakhstan, western Mongolia and China. //afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5j4f6CQ9oO6WrC1-OoYGUWtCy2L5g (AFP via Google News)
2008 Summer Olympics:

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)

Monday, August 1, 2005

King Fahd of Saudi Arabia died at the hospital because of pneumonia and a high fever.

Friday, August 1, 2003

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
A suicide bomber rams a truck filled with explosives into a military hospital near Chechnya, killing 50 people, including Russian troops wounded in Chechnya.

Thursday, August 1, 1991

Israel agrees to participate in the Madrid Conference of 1991, which is held in October.

Wednesday, August 1, 1990

The National Assembly of Bulgaria elects Zhelyu Zhelev as the first non-Communist President of Bulgaria in 40 years.

Wednesday, August 1, 1984

Australian banks are deregulated.

Monday, August 1, 1983

America West Airlines begins operations out of Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sunday, August 1, 1982

Attempted coup against government of Daniel Arap Moi in Kenya.

Saturday, August 1, 1981

MTV (Music Television) is launched on cable television in the United States.

Friday, August 1, 1975

The Helsinki Accords, which officially recognize Europe's national borders and respect for human rights, are signed in Finland.

Wednesday, August 1, 1973

Tuesday, August 1, 1972

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.
Arthur Bremer is jailed for 63 years for shooting George Wallace.

Sunday, August 1, 1971

In New York City, 40,000 attend the Concert for Bangladesh.

Tuesday, August 1, 1967

Race riots in the United States spread to Washington, D.C..

Sunday, August 1, 1965

Cigarette advertising is banned on British television.

Tuesday, August 1, 1961

The Six Flags over Texas theme park officially opens to the public.

Monday, August 1, 1960

Dahomey, now known as Benin, becomes independent from France.

Friday, August 1, 1958

The last Tom and Jerry episode ("Tot Watchers") made by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera is released. Tom and Jerry will not be released to theatres again until 1961.

Sunday, August 1, 1954

The First Indochina War ends with the Viet Minh in Vietnam, the Khmer Issarak in Cambodia and the Pathet Lao in Laos emerging victorious against the French Army and the Viet Minh is reorganised into the Viet Cong.

Sunday, August 1, 1948

Tuesday, August 1, 1944

WWII: The Warsaw Uprising begins.

Sunday, August 1, 1943

Operation Tidal Wave: 177 B-24 Liberator bombers from the U.S. Army Air Force bomb oil refineries at Ploieşti, Romania.

Friday, August 1, 1941

The first Jeep is produced.

Thursday, August 1, 1940

WWII: British submarine is sunk.

Saturday, August 1, 1936

The 1936 Summer Olympics open in Berlin, Germany, and mark the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history. Note that John Logie Baird had previously broadcast the Derby horse race in Britain in 1931.

Tuesday, August 1, 1933

The Blue Eagle emblem of the National Recovery Administration is displayed publicly for the first time.

Monday, August 1, 1927

The Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army is formed during the Nanchang Uprising.

Friday, August 1, 1919

Béla Kun's Soviet Republic collapses in Hungary.

Thursday, August 1, 1918

British anti-Bolshevik forces occupy Archangel, Russia.

Saturday, August 1, 1914

France orders general mobilization.
Germany declares war on Russia's ally, France.
German troops occupy Luxembourg in accordance with its Schlieffen Plan.
Marcus Garvey founds the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) in Jamaica.
A secret treaty between Turkey and Germany 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.
The First World War begins.
At 7:00 am (local time) Belgium declines to accept Germany's ultimatum of August 2.

Thursday, August 1, 1907

August 9 ndash Robert Baden-Powell leads the first Scout c on Brownsea Island, England.

Friday, August 1, 1902

100 miners die in a pit explosion in Wollongong, Australia.

Wednesday, August 1, 1894

War is declared between the Qing Empire of China and the Empire of Japan, over their rival claims of influence on their common ally, the Joseon Dynasty of Korea. The event marks the start of the first Sino-Japanese War.

Tuesday, August 1, 1876

Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.

Monday, August 1, 1864

Wednesday, August 1, 1855

First ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.

Friday, August 1, 1851

Virginia closes its Reform Constitutional Convention deciding that all white men have the right to vote.

Friday, August 1, 1834

Slavery is abolished in the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833).

Saturday, August 1, 1818

Wednesday, August 1, 1798

Battle of the Nile (near Abu Qir): Lord Nelson defeats the French navy under Admiral Brueys Nelson himself is wounded in the head.

Tuesday, August 1, 1786

Caroline Herschel discovers a comet (the first discovered by a woman).

Monday, August 1, 1785

The fleet of French explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse leaves Paris for the circumnavigation of the globe.

Monday, August 1, 1774

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

Battle of Minden: Anglo–Hanoverian forces under Ferdinand of Brunswick defeat the French army of the Duc de Broglie, but due to the disobedience of the English cavalry commander Lord George Sackville, the French are able to withdraw unmolested.

Monday, August 1, 1746

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).

Monday, August 1, 1740

The song "Rule, Britannia!" is first performed at Cliveden, the country home of Frederick, Prince of Wales.ref name=Cassell's Chronology

Monday, August 1, 1729

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.

Friday, August 1, 1664

Battle of Saint Gotthard: The Ottoman Empire is defeated by an Austrian army led by Raimondo Montecuccoli, resulting in the Peace of Vasvár.

Saturday, August 1, 1626

Eighty Years\\' War: Ernst Casimir of Nassau-Dietz retakes Oldenzaal, forcing Spain to withdraw from Overijssel.

Sunday, July 22, 1571 (Julianian calendar)

Ottoman conquest of Cyprus is concluded by the surrender of Famagusta. Cyprus is established as an Eyalet of the Ottoman Empire and the first Turkish colony moves into the island.

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.
Sancho IV of Castile captures Tarifa from the Moors.
According to tradition, the Swiss Confederation is formed by Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden, the three forest cantons, at Rütli by the Federal Charter.
All glassmakers in Venice are forced to move to the island of Murano in order to contain the risk of fire, thus establishing the glass industry there.
King Andrew III of Hungary gives royal town privileges to Bratislava, the present-day capital of Slovakia.
Klenová Castle is constructed in southern Bohemia as part of a frontier defense system.

Tuesday, July 25, 1290 (Julianian calendar)

December ndash The twelve Eleanor crosses are erected between Lincolnshire and London in England as King Edward I mourns the death of his queen consort Eleanor of Castile.
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.
A Genoese fleets leaves Italy to support the Crusaders' effort to conquer the coastal cities, the ships reach Latakia on September 25.

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)

Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabid army.
The island of Majorca is conquered by the Caliph of Córdoba.

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).
Aescwine becomes the first king of Essex (approximate date).
The Kingdom of Essex is founded by the Saxons who land north of the Thames. They take control of the land between what is now London and St Albans.
Iwai Rebellion: A revolt against the Yamato court breaks out in Tsukushi Province (This according to "Nihon Shoki").
Justin I, age 77, dies at Constantinople and is succeeded by Justinian I who becomes sole emperor.

Thursday, August 3, 69 (Julianian calendar)

German warbands cross over to join the revolt and attack the fortress at Mainz.
In Gallia Belgica "cohors II Tungrorum", raised from the inhabitants of Atuatuca Tungrorum in the north-west of the Ardennes Forest revolt against the Romans.
The Batavians attack Roman forts on the Rhine frontier Fectio and Traiectum (modern Utrecht) are destroyed.
The Danubian legions of Raetia and Moesia proclaims Vespasian as emperor.
Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.
Source: Wikipedia