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Notable Historical Events for August 1st

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

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

30 BCOctavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.

1953Fidel Castro arrested in Cuba

1993Reggie Jackson enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY

1991Italian/Argentine Soccer star Diego Maradona retires

1498Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)

2013Robert Mugabe continues to maintain power after winning 142 out of 210 seats in the Zimbabwean election

1711Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 1st

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

1770William Clark, Charlottsville VA, 2nd lt of Lewis & Clark Expedition

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 1st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 1st

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

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

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

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

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

August 1st Deaths
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