Today in History, English
Today in History, English

86671August 1Event1927 – The Nanchang Uprising marks the first significant battle in the Chinese Civil War between the Kuomintang and Chinese Communist Party. This day is commemorated as the anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.
86672August 1Event1937 – Josip Broz Tito reads the resolution "Manifesto of constitutional congress of KPH" to the constitutive congress of KPH (Croatian Communist Party) in woods near Samobor.
86673August 1Event1944 – World War II: The Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation breaks out in Warsaw, Poland.
86674August 1Event1946 – Leaders of the Russian Liberation Army, a force of Russian prisoners of war that collaborated with Nazi Germany, are executed in Moscow, Soviet Union for treason.
86675August 1Event1957 – The United States and Canada form the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
86676August 1Event1960 – Dahomey (later renamed Benin) declares independence from France.
86677August 1Event1960 – Islamabad is declared the federal capital of the Government of Pakistan.
86678August 1Event1961 – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation's first centralized military espionage organization.
86679August 1Event1964 – The former Belgian Congo is renamed the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
86680August 1Event1966 – Charles Whitman kills 16 people at the University of Texas at Austin before being killed by the police.
86681August 1Event1966 – Purges of intellectuals and imperialists becomes official China policy at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
86682August 1Event1968 – The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
86683August 1Event1974 – Cyprus dispute: The United Nations Security Council authorizes the UNFICYP to create the "Green Line", dividing Cyprus into two zones.
86684August 1Event1975 – CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
86685August 1Event1980 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland and becomes the world's first democratically elected female head of state.
86686August 1Event1980 – A train crash kills 18 people in County Cork, Ireland.
86687August 1Event1981 – MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.
86688August 1Event1984 – Commercial peat-cutters discover the preserved bog body of a man, called Lindow Man, at Lindow Moss, Cheshire, northwest England
86689August 1Event1993 – The Great Mississippi and Missouri Rivers Flood of 1993 comes to a peak.
86690August 1Event2001 – Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
86691August 1Event2004 – A supermarket fire kills 396 people and injures 500 others in Asunción, Paraguay.
86692August 1Event2007 – The I-35W Mississippi River bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, collapses during the evening rush hour.
86693August 1Event2008 – The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.
86694August 1Event2008 – Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions died on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.
86695August 1Event2010 – Convention on Cluster Munitions enters into force.
86696August 1Event2014 – Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence enters into force.
86697August 1Birth10 BC – Claudius, Roman emperor (d. 54)
86698August 1Birth126 – Pertinax, Roman emperor (d. 193)
86699August 1Birth1068 – Emperor Taizu of Jin (d. 1123)
86700August 1Birth1313 – Emperor Kōgon of Japan (d. 1364)

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