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Notable Historical Events for August 1st

1987Mike Tyson beat Tony Tucker in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1978Braves stop Reds Pete Rose's hitting streak at 44 games

1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

1928Babe Ruth hits HR # 42 & is 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

1951David Ben-Gurion's Mapai-party wins Israeli parliamentary election

1711Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov

1944Anne Frank's last diary entry; 3 days later she is arrested

1946US President Harry Truman establishes Atomic Energy Commission (AEC)

1914Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI

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Notable Birthdays on August 1st

1744Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, Paris, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution)

1963Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], Monessen Pennsylvania, rapper (Gangsta Paradise)

10 BCClaudius, Lugdunum Gaul, Roman Emperor (41-54)

1819Herman Melville, New York, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), (d. 1891)

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Notable Weddings on August 1st

1912Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark

1942Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada

1951Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin

2010"Dawson's Creek" actor James Van Der Beek (33) weds business consultant Kimberly Brook at the Kabbalah Center in Tel Aviv, Israel

2009Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas

1986Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

2009Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills

1995F1 driver Michael Schumacher (26) weds Corinna Betsch in Kerpen, Germany

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Notable Deaths on August 1st

1980Strother Martin, actor (Slapshot), dies of heart attack at 61

2009Corazon Aquino, President of the Philippines (1986-1992) (b. 1933)

1903Calamity Jane [Martha Jane Canary], American frontierswoman, dies at 51

1944Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina, Second President of Philippines (1935-42), dies of tuberculosis at 65

1464Cosimo de Medici, ruler of Florence, dies at 74

30 BCMark Antony, Roman Politician and General, commits suicide after he is defeated by Octavian at the Battle of Actium at 53

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