Once Upon A Time – August 1 – 1774 – English Chemist Joseph Priestley Discovers Oxygen By Isolating It In Its Gaseous State

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 English chemist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state

1834 Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect, abolishes slavery throughout the British Empire

1958 US atomic submarine USS Nautilus begins 1st transit of North Pole “Operation Sunshine”

HISTORICAL EVENTS TODAY

TODAY IN FILM & TV

1971 George Harrison’s benefit concerts for Bangladesh (2 shows) take place at Madison Square Garden, NYC; performers include Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Ravi Shankar, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, and Leon Russell

1981 MTV premieres at 12:01 AM

TODAY IN SPORT

1936 XI Summer Olympic Games are opened by Adolph Hitler in Berlin

1907 First Scout camp opens on Brownsea Island, in Poole Harbour, Dorset

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2016 Anthrax outbreak in Yamalo-Nenets, Siberia kills one and infects 8 others, also kills 2,300 reindeer, global warming blamed

FAMOUS WEDDINGS

1404 Earl Engelbert I of Nassau marries Johanna of Poland

1708 Future Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI (32) marries Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (16) at the church of Santa María del Mar, Barcelona

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

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