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August 1: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, August 1, 1992, Nintendo released "Kirby's Dream Land" for the Game Boy in North America?

August 1st is known as Planner Day & Raspberry Cream Pie Day.

Welcome to the 213th day of the year! We’re slowly getting through the year, and now have only 152 days until we reach the new year.

If today is special to you, then you’re in for a surprise when you check out these historical events that all happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1992, Nintendo released “Kirby’s Dream Land” for the Game Boy in North America? This game was the debut for the now-famous Kirby.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about August 1st in history!

What Events Happened On August 1 In History?

2019 Kenyan cancer survivors protested in Nairobi.

The demonstration saw many take to the streets, declaring that the country is suffering a national disaster.

2018 The Swedish crown jewels were stolen from a cathedral in broad daylight.

OTD in 2018: The Swedish crown jewels were stolen from a cathedral in broad daylight.
The stolen jewels belonged to the Swedish monarchs who lived in the early 1600s. The thieves escaped on a speedboat.

2016 Authorities blamed climate changed for an outbreak of Anthrax in the Arctic Circle of Russia.

2012 Female rowing duo, Heather Stanning & Helen Glover claimed team GB’s first Olympic medal at the London Olympics.

2007 The Mississippi River Bridge collapsed during rush hour.

OTD in 2007: The Mississippi River Bridge collapsed during rush hour.
This disaster took thirteen lives and left 145 people injured.

1999 The Petronas Towers opened in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

OTD in 1999: The Petronas Towers opened in Kuala Lumpur
Designed by César Pelli, the building is an impressive 1,483 feet tall.

1996 The US won gold at the first-ever women’s soccer at the Olympics.

1996 George R. R. Martin published his novel, “Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire.”

1992 Nintendo released “Kirby’s Dream Land” for the Game Boy in North America.

It was the first game in the Kirby series, and was re-released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2011.

1976 Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda crashed in the German Grand Prix and was hospitalized with near-fatal burns.

1971 Astronauts on Apollo 15 discovered a rock that could date back to the birth of the moon.

Apollo 15 was the fourth crewed landing on the moon from which core samples were taken. Some of these samples were thought to contain rocks that date back to the origin of the moon's creation.

1876 Colorado became the 38th state to join the United States of America.

1774 British scientist Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen by removing it from the air.

This experiment was groundbreaking for understanding what oxygen is and how it works. Priestley isolated oxygen in its gaseous state to not only discover the element oxygen but to understand what it does. Priestley was not the first to experiment with oxygen, as Carl Wilhelm had similar findings the year before. However, his discovery was not published until 1777, making Priestley officially the first person to discover oxygen.

1498 While sailing in the Atlantic Ocean, Christopher Columbus discovered Venezuela, which he called “Isla Santa.”

Famous Quotes Said On August 1

Here are the most famous or noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.

1989

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

– Vicki Corona

1835

“One must first learn to know oneself before knowing anything else.”

– Søren Kierkegaard

1816

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Famous People Born On August 1

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Jason Momoa? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1979 Jason Momoa

American Actor

Jason Momoa
Age:
42 years old
Born In:
Hawaii, USA

1990 Jack O’Connell

English Actor

Jack O'Connell
Age:
31 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Special Holidays On August 1

If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.

August 1: National Planner Day

National Planner Day

August 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 1 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on this day shares the zodiac sign of Leo.

People born under the sign of Leo are natural-born leaders. They love to be in charge of their own lives but hate being bossed around.

Those of you that were born in August have the Peridot birthstone. The light green peridot gemstone is believed to bring strength, fame, and prosperity. Egyptians called it the “gem of the Sun” and thought that the periodt held unique healing powers.

If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of November 8th in the previous year.

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