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Birthdates which occurred on August 01:

10 -BC- Claudius 4th Roman emperor (41-54 AD)
126 Publius Helvius Pertinax Roman emperor (193 AD)
1744 Jean-Baptiste Lamarck believed in inheritance of acquired traits
1770 William Clark Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition
1779 Francis Scott Key composer (Star-Spangled Banner)
1815 Richard Henry Dana spent 2 years before mast
1818 Maria Mitchell 1st American woman astronomer on Nantucket Island
1819 Herman Melville US, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd)
1889 Dr John F Mahoney developed pencillin treatment of syphillis
1895 Benjamin E Mays 1st black president of Atlanta Board of Education
1898 Morris Stoloff Phila, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey)
1899 William Steinberg Cologne, conductor (Boston Symph-1969-71)
19-- Carolyn Ann Clarke actress (Guiding Light)
19-- Laura Johnson Burbank Calif, actress (Falcon Crest)
19-- Paul Lambert El Paso Tx, actor (Tom-Executive Suite)
1912 Henry Jones Phila Pa, actor (Phyllis, Falcon Crest, Gun Shy)
1913 Jerome Moross Brooklyn NY, composer (Frankie & Johnny)
1920 Sammy Lee US, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1948, 52)
1921 Jack Kramer Las Vegas, tennis star (Wimbeldon 1947)
1922 Arthur Hill Saskatchewan Canada, actor (Owen Marshall, Glitter)
1930 Geoffrey Holder dancer/actor (Annie, The Wiz)
1933 Dom DeLuise Bkln NY, comedian, actor (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso)
1936 Yves Saint-Laurent fashion designer (Opium, Obsession)
1937 Alfonse D'Amato Brooklyn NY, (Sen-R-NY 1980- )
1941 Ron Brown actor (Charlie the Lonesome Cougar)
1942 Giancarlo Giannini Italy, actor (Seduction of Mimi)
1942 Jerry Garcia SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band)
1944 Yuri V Romanenko USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 26, Soyuz 38, Soyuz TM-2)
1946 Richard O Covey Fayetteville Ar, USAF/astronaut (STS 51I, 26, 38)
1952 Brian Patrick Clarke Gettysburg Pa, actor (Merle-Eight is Enough)
1953 Robert Cray Columbus Ga, blues singer/songwriter (1987 Grammy)
1957 Glen Gorbous Canada, longest throw of a regulation baseball (445'10")
1958 Taylor Negron LA Calif, actor (Silvio-Detective School)
1959 Joe Elliot rocker (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)
1961 Bart Conner US, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1984)
1964 Nick Christian Sayer rocker (Transvision Vamp-Velveteen)
1964 Rob Camilletti Cher's boyfriend
1973 Tempestt Bledsoe Chicago, actress (Vanessa-Cosby Show)
1978 Dhani Harrison George Harrison's 1st child


Deaths which occurred on August 01:

1882 Henry Kendall Australian poet, dies of tuberculosis at 43
1957 Harvey Glatmin first bondage-photo victim
1975 Julian "Cannonball" Alderly sax player, dies of a stroke
1983 Peter Arne actor, bludgeon to death in London at 62
1985 Joseph Walker cameraman, dies at 92
1988 Florence Eldridge Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86
1988 John Cardinal Dearden US cardinal, dies at 80
1988 Trindad Silva of Hill St Blues, dies at 38 in an auto accident

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
 1966    FINNEY           ARTHUR THOMAS     MIAMI                 FL     DEAD   REMAINS RETURNED 08/14/85  
1966 KWORTNIK JOHN CHARLES DOWNINGTOWN PA REMAINS RETURNED 08/14/85 CACCF/CRASH/PILOT
1966 NORTH KENNETH W. CHAPPAQUA NY 03/04/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98 BORN 1940
1967 PREWITT WILLIAM ROLAND FLORIEN LA
1967 WINSTON CHARLES C. III SCARSDALE NY 09/30/77 REMAINS RETURNED BY SRV
1968 KERNAN WILLIAM SEATTLE WA NOT ON OFFICIAL DIA LIST MAY BE REMAINS RETURNED
1968 BROMS EDWARD J. MEADVILLE PA RADIO CONTACT LOST
1968 FOWLER DONALD R. ATHENS GA
1968 FERNAN WILLIAM SEATTLE WA NOT ON OFFICIAL DIA LIST REMAINS RETURNED 08/06/71
1968 HASTINGS STEVEN M. BALDWIN CREEK CA
1968 ROSS JOSEPH S. FORT THOMAS KY
1968 RUSSELL PETER J. NEW YORK NY EGRESS-HAD IRISH BROGUE - DIED ON OR BEFORE THANKSGIVING 1968 - GRAVE MARKED MAP MADE.
1968 THOMPSON WILLIAM J. HOUSTON TX
1969 BURD DOUGLAS G. HAMPTON VA
1969 CALLIES TOMMY L. HOWARD SD

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On this day...

1291 Everlasting League forms, basis of Swiss Confederation (Nat'l Day)
1619 1st black Americans (20) land at Jamestown, Virginia
1716 1st sculling race (London Bridge to Chelsea)
1774 Priestly discovers oxygen
1785 Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet
1789 US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act
1790 1st US census (population of 3,939,214)
1794 Whiskey Rebellion begins
1798 Battle of Nile
1812 A rare tornado hits Westchester County, NY
1831 London Bridge opens
1834 Slavery abolished in British empire
1838 Emancipation of British slaves on Bahamas
1852 SF Methodists establish 1st black church, Zion Methodist
1861 Brazil recognizes Confederacy
1863 Cavalry action near Brandy Station-End of Gettysburg Campaign
1867 Blacks vote for 1st time in a state election in South (Tenn)
1869 1st voyage down Colorado River
1873 SF's 1st cable car begins service
1876 Colorado becomes 38th state
1881 US Quarantine Station authorized for Angel Island, SF Bay
1896 George Samuelson completes rowing the Atlantic (NY to England)
1901 Burial within SF City limits prohibited
1903 1st coast-to-coast automobile trip (SF-NY) completed
1906 Bkln Dodger Harry McIntire no-hits Pitts for 10 2/3 loses in 13th
1906 Bkln Harry McIntire pitches 10.2 no-hit innings but loses to Pitts
1907 Bank of Italy opens 1st branch at 3433 Mission Street, SF
1914 Germany declares war on Russia in WW I
1916 Hawaii National Park established
1917 Frank Little, IWW organizer, lynched in Butte, MT
1918 Pitts Pirates beat Boston Braves, 2-0, in 21 innings
1933 NRA (National Recovery Administration) established
1936 Adolph Hitler opens Berlin Olympic Games
1936 Benjamin E Mays named president of Morehouse College
1943 Race riot in Harlem NYC
1944 Adam Clayton Powell elected 1st black congressman from East
1946 Pres Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)
1950 1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)
1950 American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule
1950 King Leopold of Belgium abdicates, Baudouin becomes king
1950 Territory of Guam created
1953 Calif introduces sales tax (for education)
1953 Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland
1955 1st microgravity research begins
1957 1st coml building heated by Sun (Albuquerque NM)
1957 Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 136 m (445'10")
1958 1st class postage up to $0.04 (had been $0.03 for 26 years)
1959 New Continental baseball league formed
1960 Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
1960 Chubby Checker releases "The Twist"
1960 Dahomey gains independence
1961 New SF Hall of Justice opens
1961 Whitney Young Jr named executive director of National Urban League
1962 Boston Red Sox Bill Monboquette no-hits Chic White Sox, 1-0
1963 The Beatles Book is sold out on its 1st day of sale
1964 Beatles' "Hard Day's Night, A," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks
1966 Charles Whitman climbs U of Texas tower & shoots 12 dead
1969 110,000 attend Atlantic City Pop Festival
1970 EAA Convention moves from Rockford Ill to Oshkosh, Wi
1970 Willie Stargell (Pirates) ties record of 5 extra base hits in a game
1971 CBS presents Masterpiece Theatre's 6 Wives of Henry VIII
1971 George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC
1972 1st article exposing Wategate scandal (Bernstein-Woodward)
1972 Nate Colbert of SD Padres hits record tying 5 HRs in a double header
1973 Munson & Fisk get into a brawl at Fenway Park
1974 Virginia Squires trade Julius "Dr J" Erving to the NY Nets
1975 Billy Martin replaces Bill Virdon as manager of NY Yankees
1975 Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights signed by 35 nations
1976 Liz Taylor's 6th divorce (re-divorces Richard Burton)
1976 Seattle Seahawks play 1st (preseason) game (SF 27, Seattle 20)
1978 Pete Rose goes hitless, ends his 44 game hitting streak (ties NL)
1980 Gerd Wessig of East Germany set the high jump record
1981 MTV premiers at 12:01 AM
1982 Greg Louganis, US becomes 1st diver to score 700 (752.67) in 11 dives
1987 Bananarama's Siobhan Fahey marries Eurythmics Dave Stewart
1987 Crossbow flight record (2,005 yds 1'9") set by Harry Drake in Nevada
1987 Mike Tyson beats Tony Tucker to become undisputed boxing champ
1988 Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon
1990 Iraq pulls out of talks with Kuwait
1991 Actress Hedy Lamarr, 77, arrested for shoplifting in Florida
1992 NBC's "Saturday Today" premieres





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Botswana : August Holiday
China PR : Army Day
Dahomey/Benin : Independence Day (1960)
Dominica : Queen's Birthday
Ghana : Homowo
Guyana : Commonwealth Day
Iran : 12th Imam's Birthday
Nicaragua : Fiesta Day
Scotland : Lammas Day, term day
Switzerland : Confederation Day (1291)
Trinidad & Tobago, St Lucia : Emancipation Day/Caribbean Day
US : Sports Day-good sportsmanship
Zaire : Parents Day
Arizona, Michigan : American Family Day - - - - - ( Sunday )
Italy : Joust of the Quintana (1st Sunday) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Bahamas, Barbados, Turks & Caicos Island : Emancipation Day (1838) - - - - - ( Monday )
British Commonwealth : Bank Holiday - - - - - ( Monday )
Canada : Civic Holiday (1st Monday) - - - - - ( Monday )
Colorado : Colorado Day (1876) - - - - - ( Monday )
Jamaica : Independence Day (1962) - - - - - ( Monday )
St Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla : August Monday - - - - - ( Monday )
US : National Smile Week begins - - - - - ( Monday )
Gilroy, Calif : Start of Garlic Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Religious Observances

Old RC : Feast of St Peter's Chains
RC : Memorial of St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, bishop/doctor

Religious History

1521 German reformer Martin Luther wrote in a letter: 'Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and rejoice in Christ even more boldly, for He is victorious over sin, death, and the world.'
1834 Death of Robert Morrison, 52, the first English Protestant missionary to reach China. Sent by the London Missionary Society in 1807, in 1823 he completed a Chinese translation of the Bible - it filled 23 volumes!
1890 Birth of Walther Eichrodt, German Reformed Old Testament scholar. He taught at Basel and Erlangen universities, and is highly regarded among Christian evangelicals today for his Theology of the Old Testament (1933-39).
1953 English apologist C.S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing, it is irresistible.'
1979 Following her graduation from rabbinical college in Philadelphia, Linda Joy Holtzman was appointed spiritual leader of the Conservative Beth Israel congregation in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, making her the first female rabbi to head a Jewish congregation in America.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

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