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History Of Day

Historical Events -  August 1

1774: British scientist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele. 

1876: Colorado became the 38th state of the United States.

1914: World War I – Germany declared war on Russia.

1920: Mahatma Gandhi started the Non-Cooperation Movement.

1944: World War II – An armed uprising against the Nazis erupts in the Polish capital, Warsaw.

1957: Establishment of National Book Trust, India.

1960: Islamabad became the capital of Pakistan.

2008: Eleven climbers died on K2, the second-highest peak in the world.

Famous Birthdays  – August 1

10 BC: Claudius, the Roman emperor.

1882: Purushottam Das Tandon, an Indian freedom fighter. 

1899: Kamala Nehru, an Indian independence activist and the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru. 

1913: Bhagwan Dada, an Indian actor and film director.

1920: Annabhau Sathe, a social reformer, folk poet, and writer from Maharashtra, India.

1933: Meena Kumari, an Indian film actress, and poet.

1948: Avi Arad, CEO, and founder of Marvel Studios.

1987: Taapsee Pannu, an Indian actress.

Death Anniversaries – August 1

1137: Louis VI, King of France.

1920: Bal Gangadhar Tilak, an Indian nationalist, teacher, and independence activist. 

1999: Nirad C. Chaudhuri, an Indian writer. 

2008: Harkishan Singh Surjeet, an Indian Communist politician.


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