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Notable Historical Events for August 1st

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin returns to Bahia Brazil

1959Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Sacerdotii nostri primordia

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

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA Columbia Savings Golf Classic

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

1965Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Waterloo Golf Open

1971George Harrison's concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC

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

1714Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

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

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Notable Birthdays on August 1st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 1st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1986Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

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Notable Deaths on August 1st

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

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

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

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