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  • Aboukir, Egypt
    Wednesday Aug 1, 1798

    Napoleon

    Battle of the Nile

    Aboukir, Egypt
    Wednesday Aug 1, 1798

    On 1 August 1798, the British fleet under Sir Horatio Nelson captured or destroyed all but two French vessels in the Battle of the Nile, defeating Bonaparte's goal to strengthen the French position in the Mediterranean.




  • Kazan, Russian Empire
    Monday Aug 1, 1887

    Vladimir Lenin

    Entering Kazan University

    Kazan, Russian Empire
    Monday Aug 1, 1887

    Upon entering Kazan University in August 1887, Lenin moved into a nearby flat.




  • China
    Wednesday Aug 1, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    War was Officially Declared

    China
    Wednesday Aug 1, 1894

    On 1 August, war was officially declared between China and Japan.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Aug 1, 1897

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Strivings of the Negro People

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Aug 1, 1897

    In the August 1897 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, Du Bois published "Strivings of the Negro People", his first work aimed at the general public, in which he enlarged upon his thesis that African Americans should embrace their African heritage while contributing to American society.




  • Sèvres, France
    Sunday Aug 1, 1920

    Armenian Genocide

    Treaty of Sèvres

    Sèvres, France
    Sunday Aug 1, 1920

    Article 230 of the Treaty of Sèvres required the Ottoman Empire to hand over to the Allied Powers the persons responsible for the massacres committed during the war on 1 August 1914.




  • Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
    Monday Aug 1, 1927

    Mao Zedong

    The Nanchang Uprising

    Nanchang, Jiangxi, China
    Monday Aug 1, 1927

    The CPC founded the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army of China, better known as the "Red Army", to battle Chiang. A battalion led by General Zhu De was ordered to take the city of Nanchang on August 1, 1927, in what became known as the Nanchang Uprising.




  • Nanchang, China
    Monday Aug 1, 1927

    Chinese Civil War

    The Communist Party launched an uprising in Nanchang

    Nanchang, China
    Monday Aug 1, 1927

    On 1 August 1927, the Communist Party launched an uprising in Nanchang against the Nationalist government in Wuhan. This conflict led to the creation of the Red Army.


  • Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Aug 1, 1936

    Adidas

    The 1936 Summer Olympics

    Berlin, Germany
    Saturday Aug 1, 1936

    Dassler assisted in the development of spiked running shoes (spikes) for multiple athletic events. To enhance the quality of spiked athletic footwear, he transitioned from a previous model of heavy metal spikes to utilising canvas and rubber. In 1936, Dassler persuaded U.S. sprinter Jesse Owens to use his hand made spikes at the 1936 Summer Olympics.


  • Spain
    Saturday Aug 1, 1936

    Spanish Civil War

    Pro-Republican rally of 20,000 people confronted Blum

    Spain
    Saturday Aug 1, 1936

    On 1 August 1936, a pro-Republican rally of 20,000 people confronted Blum, demanding that he send aircraft to the Republicans, at the same time as right-wing politicians attacked Blum for supporting the Republic and being responsible for provoking Italian intervention on the side of Franco.


  • Zagreb, Croatia
    Sunday Aug 1, 1937

    Josip Broz Tito

    The new party was inaugurated at a conference

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Sunday Aug 1, 1937

    Tito travelled several times between Paris and Zagreb organising the movement of volunteers and creating a separate Communist Party of Croatia. The new party was inaugurated at a conference at Samobor on the outskirts of Zagreb on 1–2 August 1937.


  • Kraków, Poland
    Thursday Aug 1, 1940

    Oskar Schindler (Schindler's List)

    Decree Issuance

    Kraków, Poland
    Thursday Aug 1, 1940

    On 1 August 1940, Governor-General Hans Frank issued a decree requiring all Kraków Jews to leave the city within two weeks. Only those who had jobs directly related to the German war effort would be allowed to stay. Of the 60,000 to 80,000 Jews then living in the city, only 15,000 remained by March 1941. These Jews were then forced to leave their traditional neighborhood of Kazimierz and relocate to the walled Kraków Ghetto, established in the industrial Podgórze district. Schindler's workers traveled on foot to and from the ghetto each day to their jobs at the factory. Enlargements to the facility in the four years Schindler was in charge included the addition of an outpatient clinic, co-op, kitchen, and dining room for the workers, in addition to the expansion of the factory and its related office space.


  • Lisbon, Portugal
    Thursday Aug 1, 1940

    Edward VIII

    Left Lisbon

    Lisbon, Portugal
    Thursday Aug 1, 1940

    The Duke and Duchess left Lisbon on 1 August aboard the American Export Lines steamship Excalibur, which was specially diverted from its usual direct course to New York City so that they could be dropped off at Bermuda on the 9th.


  • Busan, South Korea
    Saturday Aug 1, 1953

    Samsung

    Founding Cheil Jedang

    Busan, South Korea
    Saturday Aug 1, 1953

    When the Korean War broke out, he was forced to leave Seoul. He started a sugar refinery in Busan named Cheil Jedang.


  • Algeria
    Wednesday Aug 1, 1956

    Algerian War

    73 Muslims are killed

    Algeria
    Wednesday Aug 1, 1956

    On the night of 10 August 1956, helped by members of Robert Martel's Union française nord-africaine, Achiary planted a bomb at Thèbes Road in the Casbah targeted at the FLN responsible for the June shootings, the explosion killed 73 Muslims.


  • Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Friday Aug 1, 1958

    Neil Armstrong

    The ARPA canceled its funding to "Man In Space Soonest"

    Arlington, Virginia, U.S.
    Friday Aug 1, 1958

    In June 1958, Armstrong was selected for the U.S. Air Force's Man In Space Soonest program, but the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) canceled its funding on August 1, 1958.


  • East Germany, Germany
    Tuesday Aug 1, 1961

    Berlin Wall

    Suggestion

    East Germany, Germany
    Tuesday Aug 1, 1961

    The transcript of a telephone call between Nikita Khrushchev (the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964) and Ulbricht, on 1 August in the same year, suggests that the initiative for the construction of the Wall came from Khrushchev.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Aug 1, 1966

    Mass Shootings in the United States

    University of Texas Tower Shooting

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Aug 1, 1966

    On August 1, 1966, after stabbing his mother and his wife to death the night before, Charles Whitman, a former Marine, took rifles and other weapons to the observation deck atop the Main Building tower at the University of Texas at Austin, then opened fire indiscriminately on people on the surrounding campus and streets. Over the next 96 minutes he shot and killed 13 more people (including a pregnant woman) and injured 31 others.


  • West Berlin, Germany
    Monday Aug 1, 1983

    Carlos the Jackal

    The Maison de France in West Berlin attack

    West Berlin, Germany
    Monday Aug 1, 1983

    In August 1983, he also attacked the Maison de France in West Berlin, killing one man and injuring twenty-two.


  • Manchester, England
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2000

    George Weah

    Moving To Manchester City

    Manchester, England
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2000

    Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli did not make Weah's move permanent, and, on 1 August 2000, he officially left Milan, and signed for newly promoted English Premier League side Manchester City on a free transfer on a two-year contract worth £30,000 a week, declining the offer of a £1 million pay-off from Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2001

    Xerox

    Anne M. Mulcahy became CEO

    U.S.
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2001

    After Thoman's resignation, Allaire again resumed the position of CEO and served until the appointment of Anne M. Mulcahy, another long-term Xerox executive. Xerox's turnaround was largely led by Mulcahy, who was appointed president in May 2000, CEO in August 2001, and chairman in January 2002. She launched an aggressive turnaround plan that returned Xerox to full-year profitability by the end of 2002, along with decreasing debt, increasing cash, and continuing to invest in research and development.


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona back to Boca

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Monday Aug 1, 2005

    On 22 June 2005, it was announced that Maradona would return to former club Boca Juniors as a sports vice-president in charge of managing the First Division roster (after a disappointing 2004–05 season, which coincided with Boca's centenary). His contract began on 1 August 2005, and one of his first recommendations proved to be very effective: advising the club to hire Alfio Basile as the new coach. With Maradona fostering a close relationship with the players, Boca won the 2005 Apertura, the 2006 Clausura, the 2005 Copa Sudamericana, and the 2005 Recopa Sudamericana.


  • Espoo, Finland
    Monday Aug 1, 2011

    Nokia

    Nokia announced that it would adopt a New Three-digit Naming System

    Espoo, Finland
    Monday Aug 1, 2011

    On 1 August 2011, Nokia announced that it would adopt a new three-digit naming system for mobile phone products and stop using letters, effectively ending the Nseries, Eseries, and short-lived Cseries.


  • San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 1, 2015

    Uber

    Uber has completed a Series F round

    San Francisco, California, U.S.
    Saturday Aug 1, 2015

    It is announced that Uber has completed a Series F round, raising $1 billion at a $50 billion pre-money valuation (so a $51 billion post-money valuation). Key investors are Microsoft and Bennett, Coleman, & Co, Ltd., the parent company of The Times Group, India's largest media conglomerate.


  • Bangladesh
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Xiaomi

    Xiaomi entered Bangladesh

    Bangladesh
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    In August 2016 Xiaomi entered Bangladesh via Solar Electro Bangladesh Limited.


  • China
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Uber

    Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi), the dominant player in China's ridesharing market, agrees to buy Uber China

    China
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Didi Chuxing (formerly Didi Kuaidi), the dominant player in China's ridesharing market, agrees to buy Uber China, Uber's business in China. The Uber brand will be retained, but Didi would “integrate the managerial and technological experience and expertise of the two teams.” Uber reportedly lost $2 billion trying to make inroads in China.


  • U.S.
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    Warren Buffett

    Buffett Challenged Trump

    U.S.
    Monday Aug 1, 2016

    On August 1, 2016, Buffett challenged Donald Trump to release his tax returns.


  • U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Cash

    U.S. and Worldwide
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Supporters of large blocks who were dissatisfied with the activation of SegWit forked the software on 1 August 2017 to create Bitcoin Cash.


  • Wellington, New Zealand
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Becoming the youngest leader

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    At 37, Ardern became the youngest leader of the Labour Party in its history. She is also the second female leader of the party after Helen Clark.


  • Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2018

    Ebola Most Major Outbreaks

    Kivu Ebola epidemic

    Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2018

    On 1 August 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo Ministry of Health declared an outbreak when 4 individuals tested positive for the Ebola virus. On 11 June 2019, the WHO confirmed that a five-year-old boy in Uganda died after being diagnosed with Ebola. As of 20 February 2020, the outbreak is still ongoing. So far the outbreak infected 3,874 cases and killed 2,253.


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