August 1 is the 213th day of the year (214th in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by another 152 days until the end of the year.
1674 - A tornado ravages the city of Utrecht; the nave of the Dom Church collapses, making the tower completely detached from the choir. The Pieterskerk also suffered major damage.
1855 - First ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest peak in the Alps.
1907 - Robert Baden-Powell founds the Boy Scouts.
1941 - Hillegersberg, Overschie and Schiebroek are added to the municipality of Rotterdam.
1944 - Anne Frank writes for the last time in her diary.
2002 - Start of the Early Childhood Education project to reduce educational disadvantage at the beginning of primary school. Architecture and architecture
1936 - After a thorough renovation, the former palace of King Willem II in Tilburg, after being used as the Rijks-HBS for more than 70 years, is taken into use by Mayor Frans Vonk de Both as Tilburg's town hall, and becomes known as the Palace-Raadhuis.
2010 - In Brasilia, during its 34th meeting, the World Heritage Committee expands the UNESCO World Heritage List to include the Amsterdam canal belt. Crime and safety
1990 - After a brief five-day hostage operation, extremist Muslim rebels in Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, surrender. Forty people, including several ministers, were released.
2002 - The remains of Marion and Romy van Buuren, who had been missing for five years, are found in the dunes of Egmond and Bergen. Economy
1866 - Belgium is the ninth Western country to sign a Friendship and Trade Treaty with the Japanese shogunate. Infrastructure
1900 - SCH 282 Dina Elisabeth sinks, 9 dead.
1915 - The railway line Uithoorn - Alphen aan den Rijn is opened.
2007 - In Minneapolis, the 40-year-old I-35W Mississippi River Bridge over the Mississippi collapses during the evening rush hour. Media
1972 - André Spoor acts as sole editor-in-chief of the new merger newspaper NRC Handelsblad.
1981 - At 00:01 hours the first broadcast of music channel MTV starts in the United States. The first video clip to be broadcast is Video Killed the Radio Star by (The) Buggles.
1987 - MTV Europe is launched in the Netherlands. The first video clip to be broadcast is Money for Nothing by the Dire Straits.
2015 - The 1750th episode of the weekly radio program News Show aired. War
69 - Batavian Revolt: The Batavians in Germania Inferior, led by Julius Civilis, revolt against the Romans.
1578 - In the broader context of the Eighty Years' War, an armed clash between Spanish troops and a State army led by Maximilian van Bossu takes place in Rijmenam. The Spaniards lose out.
1664 – The Ottoman Empire is defeated by the Habsburg army at the Battle of Szentgotthárd, an event that will result in the Peace of Vasvár.
1798 – Battle of the Nile in which the British fleet under Horatio Nelson defeats the French.
1914 – Germany, as a treaty partner of Austria-Hungary, declares war on Russia and invades Luxembourg.
1944 – The Warsaw Uprising against the German occupiers breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
1990 - Iraq-Kuwait reconciliation talks in the Saudi city of Jeddah are ended without result.
2010 - The Dutch soldiers of the Operation Task Force Uruzgan begin their withdrawal from the Afghan province of Uruzgan.
2012 - During Syria's civil war, Syrian government forces tortured and killed 43 youths in an operation in Jdaidet Artuz district.
2016 - Taliban fighters attack a hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Politics
527 Justinian I succeeds his uncle Justin I as emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
608 - Dedication of a column and statue in the Roman Forum to Emperor Phocas.
1876 - Colorado becomes the 38th state