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Herodotus reported a solar eclipse at Sparta during the Second Persian invasion of Greece on August 1, 477 BC
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58213342/a-solar-eclipse-at-sparta/

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 1, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_1,_2008

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The official opening of "New" (19th-century) London Bridge took place on 1 August 1831
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Bridge#.22New.22_.2819th-century.29_London_Bridge

The Nanchang Uprising (August 1, 1927) was the first major Kuomintang-Communist engagement of the Chinese Civil War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanchang_Uprising

The Brownsea Island Scout camp was a boys camping event from 1 August to 8 August 1907
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50245512/brownsea-island/



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On August 1, 1774, an experiment conducted by Joseph Priestley liberated a gas he named "dephlogisticated air"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxygen#Discovery

The North American Air Defence Command (NORAD) is formed by The United States and Canada on the 1st August, 1957.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50245472/norad/

The Effelsberg 100-m Radio Telescope was inaugurated on 1 August 1972
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effelsberg_100-m_Radio_Telescope

HARDTACK-Teak was an exoatmospheric high altitude nuclear weapon test performed on 1 August 1958
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardtack_Teak

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The mouth and estuary of the Congo River was discovered by Portuguese sea captain Diogo Co perhaps in August 1482
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diogo_C%C3%A3o

In 1498, Christopher Columbus sailed near the Orinoco Delta and then landed in the Gulf of Paria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela#Colonization

On 22 July (new style: 1 August) 1620 the Speedwell set sail from Delfshaven to Southampton
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50245446/the-speedwell/



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Lunar Orbiter 5 was launched on the 1st August 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Orbiter_5

The OrbView-2 satellite also called SeaStar was launched on the 1st August 1997
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OrbView-2#OrbView-2



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Yury Viktorovich Romanenko (born August 1, 1944) is a former Soviet cosmonaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yury_Romanenko

Koichi Wakata (born 1 August 1963) is a Japanese engineer and a JAXA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koichi_Wakata

Richard Oswalt Covey (born August 1, 1946) is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and former NASA astronaut.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_O._Covey

Douglas Dean Osheroff (born August 1, 1945) is an American physicist known for his work in condensed matter physics,
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50245367/douglas-dean-osheroff/

Adam Frank (born 1 August 1962) is a United States physicist, astronomer and writer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Frank

Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1 August 1744 - 18 December 1829) was a French naturalist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Lamarck

Lindow Man, also known (in jest) as Pete Marsh, is the preserved bog body of a man discovered on 1 August 1984.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50245382/lindow-man/

Edmond Herbert Grove-Hills (1 August 1864 - 2 October 1922) was a British soldier and astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Herbert_Grove-Hills

Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg (1 August 1905 - 28 January 1993) was an astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Sawyer_Hogg

Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 - June 28, 1889) was an American astronomer
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44192470/maria-mitchell-1818-1889/



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Space Cowboys is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Clint Eastwood.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t50245531/space-cowboys-science-fiction-film/



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NGC 362 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 1st August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58213112/ngc-362/

NGC 456 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 1st August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212187/ngc-456/

NGC 460 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 1st August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212174/ngc-460/

NGC 465 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 1st August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212156/ngc-465/

NGC 602 was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on the 1st August 1826.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t19748068/ngc-602/

NGC 1560 was discovered by German astronomer Ernst Wilhelm Leberecht Tempel on the 1st August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212116/ngc-1560/

NGC 1573 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 1st August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212099/ngc-1573/

NGC 2256 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 1st August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212087/ngc-2256/

NGC 2314 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 1st August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212077/ngc-2314/

NGC 2258 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 1st August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212068/ngc-2258/

NGC 6422 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis Swift on the 1st August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212056/ngc-6422/

NGC 6423 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis Swift on the 1st August 1883.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58212047/ngc-6423/



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The crater Herschel on Mimas, as imaged by Cassini on August 1, 2005
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mimas_moon.jpg

Asteroid (173) Ino was discovered by French astronomer Alphonse Borrelly on August 1, 1877
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/173_Ino

On August 1, 1785, Caroline Herschel becomes the first woman to discover a comet; Comet Herschel (C/1786 P1)
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58211742/comet-c1786-p1-herschel/

The Comet of 1729 was discovered by Father Nicolas Sarabat in the early morning of August 1, 1729.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t54057833/comet-of-1729/

Discovery of the Sayh al Uhaymir SAU 051 Meteorite on the 1st August 2000
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58211653/sayh-al-uhaymir-051-meteorite/



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Meteorites

The Haraiya meteorite fell in the Basti district (United Provinces) during August or September, 1878,
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58211610/haraiya-meteorite/

The Zavid (L6 chondrite) meteorite fell in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the 1st August, 1897.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44192412/zavid-meteorite/

The Quesa (Iron) meteorite fell in Valenciana, Spain, on the 1st August, 1898.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44192419/quesa-meteorite/

The N'Kandhla (Iron) meteorite fell in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa, on the 1st August, 1912.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44192427/nkandhla-meteorite/

The Niger (L6 chondrite) meteorite fell in Niger, on the 1st August, 1967.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44192802/niger-l6-chondrite-meteorite/

The Niger (LL6 chondrite) meteorite fell in Niger, on the 1st August, 1967.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44192807/niger-ll6-chondrite-meteorite/

The Maigatari-Danduma (H5/6) meteorite fell in Zinder, Niger, on the 1st August, 2004.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t54525411/maigatari-danduma-meteorite/



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