On This Day in History

for Saturday 1st August, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 253

527 - Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire
1086 - Results of the Domesday inquiry presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury (the date of compilation and the Great Domesday are historically contestable)
1774 - Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen
1834 - Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire - Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect
1936 - Adolf Hitler opens 11th Olympic Games in Berlin
1958 - US atomic sub USS Nautilus 1st begins transit of North Pole "operation Sunshine"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 267

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 11

1404 - Earl Engelbert I of Nassau marries Johanna of Poland
1912 - Physicist Niels Bohr (26) weds Margrethe Norlund at a civil ceremony in Slagelse, Denmark
1942 - Actress Janet Leigh (14) weds childhood sweetheart John Kenneth Carlisle (18) in Reno, Nevada
1951 - Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin
1986 - Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1976 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 6th divorce from actor Richard Burton (their 2nd divorce together)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 120

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 262


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