August 1 in history

August 1 events chronologically

69 Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis
527 Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire
607 Ono no Imoko is dispatched as envoy to the Sui court in China (Traditional Japanese date: July 3, 607)
902 Taormina, the last Byzantine stronghold in Sicily, is captured by the Aghlabids army, concluding the Muslim conquest of Sicily
1192 Richard the Lionheart landed on Jaffa and defeated the army of Saladin
1203 Isaac II Angelos, restored Eastern Roman Emperor, declares his son Alexios IV Angelos co-emperor after pressure from the forces of the Fourth Crusade
1291 The Old Swiss Confederacy is formed with the signature of the Federal Charter

Top 7 most famous people born on August 1

10 Claudius Roman emperor from 41 to 54. A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, he was the son of Drusus and Antonia Minor. He was born at Lugdunum in Gaul, the first Roman Emperor to be born outside Italy. Because he was afflicted with a limp and slight deafness due to sickness at a young age, his family ostracized him and excluded him from public office until his consulship, shared with his nephew Caligula in 37
1744 Jean-Baptiste Lamarck a French naturalist. He was a soldier, biologist, academic, and an early proponent of the idea that evolution occurred and proceeded in accordance with natural laws. He gave the term biology a broader meaning by coining the term for special sciences, chemistry, meteorology, geology, and botany-zoology
1819 Herman Melville an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance period. The bulk of his writings was published between 1846 and 1857. Best known for his whaling novel Moby-Dick , he is also legendary for having been forgotten during the last thirty years of his life. Melville's writing is characteristic for its allusivity. "In Melville's manipulation of his reading", scholar Stanley Williams wrote, "was a transforming power comparable to Shakespeare's"
1924 Abdullah of Saudi Arabia the King of Saudi Arabia. He ascended to the throne on 1 August 2005 upon the death of his half-brother, King Fahd. According to Forbes, Abdullah is among the world's most powerful people ranked 8th globally
1930 Pierre Bourdieu a sociologist, anthropologist, philosopher, and renowned public intellectual.
1942 Jerry Garcia an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era. Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group
1984 Bastian Schweinsteiger a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the German national team, serving as captain. A right-footed player, he usually plays as central midfielder. Earlier in his career he primarily played as a wide midfielder. As of July 2014, he is the Bayern Munich vice-captain to long-time teammate Philipp Lahm. On 2 September 2014, Schweinsteiger was named captain of the National Team following Lahm's international retirement. He has been voted as the best German player in 2013. He is also known as the "midfield mastermind"

Top 7 most famous people died on August 1

30 Mark Antony a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the transformation of the Roman Republic from an oligarchy into the autocratic Roman Empire.
1714 Anne Queen of Great Britain became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland on 8 March 1702. On 1 May 1707, under the Acts of Union, two of her realms, the kingdoms of England and Scotland, united as a single sovereign state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain. She continued to reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland until her death
1944 Manuel L. Quezon Luis Quezón y Molina served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines , and is considered by most Filipinos to have been the second president of the Philippines, after Emilio Aguinaldo
1973 Walter Ulbricht a German communist politician. He played a leading role in the creation of the Weimar-era Communist Party of Germany and later in the early development and establishment of East Germany. He was first secretary of the Socialist Unity Party, and as such the actual leader of East Germany, from 1950 to 1971. From President Wilhelm Pieck's death in 1960, he was also the East German head of state until his own death in 1973
1997 Sviatoslav Richter a Soviet pianist well known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century
2005 Fahd of Saudi Arabia the King of Saudi Arabia from 1982 to 2005.
2009 Corazon Aquino a Philippine politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines, the first woman to hold that office, and the first female president in Asia, though not the first female Asian head of state. Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the 20-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand Marcos and restored democracy to the Philippines. She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986. She had not held any other elective office