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1 August -30
Mark Antony Commits Suicide, Thinking Cleopatra Already Has

Mark Antony Commits Suicide, Thinking Cleopatra Already Has

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1 August 10
Birth of Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, First Roman Emperor Born Outside Italy

Birth of Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, First Roman Emperor Born Outside Italy

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1 August 527
Death of Emperor Justin I

Death of Emperor Justin I

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1 August 768
Election of Stephen III as Pope

Election of Stephen III as Pope

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1 August 1096
Peter the Hermit Leads 40,000 Commoners on the Peasants' Crusade

Peter the Hermit Leads 40,000 Commoners on the Peasants' Crusade

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1 August 1098
Death of Le Puy's Bishop Adhemar, Nominal Leader of First Crusade

Death of Le Puy's Bishop Adhemar, Nominal Leader of First Crusade

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1 August 1099
Arnulf of Chocques of the First Crusade is Elected Patriarch of Jerusalem

Arnulf of Chocques of the First Crusade is Elected Patriarch of Jerusalem

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1 August 1192
Battle of Jaffa: Richard I Lionheart Drives off Saladin and Muslim Army

Battle of Jaffa: Richard I Lionheart Drives off Saladin and Muslim Army

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1 August 1203
Isaac II Angelos Declares Son Alexius IV Angelos Co-Emperor

Isaac II Angelos Declares Son Alexius IV Angelos Co-Emperor

1 August 1209
Catholic Crusaders Arrive to Lay Siege to Carcassonne

Catholic Crusaders Arrive to Lay Siege to Carcassonne

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1 August 1521
Suleiman I Sends Troops to Besiege Belgrade

Suleiman I Sends Troops to Besiege Belgrade

1 August 1571
Famagusta on Cyprus Falls to Turks, Ending Christian Presence

Famagusta on Cyprus Falls to Turks, Ending Christian Presence

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1 August 1744
Birth of Scientist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Birth of Scientist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

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1 August 1798
British Destroy French Fleet at Battle of Nile

British Destroy French Fleet at Battle of Nile

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1 August 1801
First Barbary War: USS Enterprise Defeats the 14-Gun Corsair Tripoli

First Barbary War: USS Enterprise Defeats the 14-Gun Corsair Tripoli

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1 August 1834
Slavery Abolition Act 1833 Takes Effect

Slavery Abolition Act 1833 Takes Effect

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1 August 1857
Brigham Young Calls On Nauvoo Legion to Resist U.S. Troops

Brigham Young Calls On Nauvoo Legion to Resist U.S. Troops

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1 August 1887
Utah Approves Sixth Constitution with Major Concessions on Bigamy and Polygamy

Utah Approves Sixth Constitution with Major Concessions on Bigamy and Polygamy

1 August 1892
Michael von Faulhaber Ordained as Priest

Michael von Faulhaber Ordained as Priest

1 August 1892
Alois Hitler Promoted to Higher Customs Officer

Alois Hitler Promoted to Higher Customs Officer

1 August 1896
Friedrich Nietzsche's Sister Elisabeth Moves Archive of his Writings to Weimar

Friedrich Nietzsche's Sister Elisabeth Moves Archive of his Writings to Weimar

1 August 1903
Death of Calamity Jane in South Dakota

Death of Calamity Jane in South Dakota

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1 August 1918
Earnest V. Starr of Montana Convicted of Sedition for Criticizing U.S. Flag

Earnest V. Starr of Montana Convicted of Sedition for Criticizing U.S. Flag

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1 August 1921
Hitler Takes Control of and Reorganizes National Socialist German Workers' Party

Hitler Takes Control of and Reorganizes National Socialist German Workers' Party

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1 August 1923
Hitler Promotes Use of Common Ideals for Uniting Germans

Hitler Promotes Use of Common Ideals for Uniting Germans

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1 August 1932
Birth of Meir Kahane, Founder of Jewish Defense League

Birth of Meir Kahane, Founder of Jewish Defense League

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1 August 1932
Otto-Georg Thierack Joins Nazi Party

Otto-Georg Thierack Joins Nazi Party

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1 August 1933
Prussian Ministry of Justice Creates New Harsh Prison Regulations

Prussian Ministry of Justice Creates New Harsh Prison Regulations

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1 August 1933

Professional Contact With Jewish Physicians Forbidden to Germany's Aryan Doctors

1 August 1934
First Sessions of Volksgerichtshof Held Today

First Sessions of Volksgerichtshof Held Today

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1 August 1934
Hitler Authorizes Merger of Offices of President and Chancellor in Germany

Hitler Authorizes Merger of Offices of President and Chancellor in Germany

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1 August 1936
Olympic Games Begin in Berlin, Germany

Olympic Games Begin in Berlin, Germany

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1 August 1937
Karl Otto Koch Becomes First Commandent of Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Karl Otto Koch Becomes First Commandent of Buchenwald Concentration Camp

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1 August 1937
IBM's Thomas J. Watson's Writes Letter Supporting Adolf Hitler's Policies, Threats

IBM's Thomas J. Watson's Writes Letter Supporting Adolf Hitler's Policies, Threats

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1 August 1937
Bremen Evangelical-Lutheran Church Tells Pastors to Report Jehovah's Witness Activity to Gestapo

Bremen Evangelical-Lutheran Church Tells Pastors to Report Jehovah's Witness Activity to Gestapo

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1 August 1939

Jews Prohibited From Buying Lottery Tickets in Nazi Germany

1 August 1941
Himmler Orders SS to Shoot All Jews Around Pripet, Ukraine

Himmler Orders SS to Shoot All Jews Around Pripet, Ukraine

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1 August 1941

Gestapo Chief Müller Demands Reports for Hitler on Liquidations of Jews

1 August 1944
Polish Resistance Launches Full-Scale Operation Against Nazis in Warsaw Uprising

Polish Resistance Launches Full-Scale Operation Against Nazis in Warsaw Uprising

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1 August 1944
Anne Frank Writes Last Entry in Her Diary

Anne Frank Writes Last Entry in Her Diary

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1 August 1947

Anti-Jewish Rioting Breaks Out in England Over Murder of Soldiers in Palestine

1 August 1979
Linda Joy Holtzman Starts as Rabbi for Conservative Beth Israel Congregation

Linda Joy Holtzman Starts as Rabbi for Conservative Beth Israel Congregation

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1 August 2001
Angelika and Gudrun Pannier are Germany's First Gay Couple to Legally Wed

Angelika and Gudrun Pannier are Germany's First Gay Couple to Legally Wed

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1 August 2001
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Sneaks Ten Commandments Monument into Courthouse

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Sneaks Ten Commandments Monument into Courthouse

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