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August 1 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 1. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 55 events. Showing 31 - 55.

  • 1937
    Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution “Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH” to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1946
    Leaders of the Russian Liberation Army, a force of Russian prisoners of war that collaborated with Nazi Germany, are executed in Moscow, Soviet Union for treason.
  • 1957
    The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
  • 1960
    Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
  • 1960
    Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
  • 1961
    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation’s first centralized military espionage organization.
  • 1964
    The former Belgian Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • 1966
    Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
  • 1966
    Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
  • 1968
    The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
  • 1974
    Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the “Green Line”, dividing Cyprus into two zones.
  • 1975
    CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
  • 1980
    Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world’s first democratically elected female head of state.
  • 1980
    A train crash kills 18 people in County Cork, Ireland.
  • 1981
    MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.
  • 1984
    Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, northwest England
  • 1993
    The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
  • 2001
    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
  • 2004
    A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.
  • 2007
    The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
  • 2008
    The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.
  • 2008
    Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.
  • 2010
    Convention on Cluster Munitions enters into force.
  • 2014
    Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence enters into force.

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