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On This Day - August 01


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A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.

Events through the years on August 01

Died on August 01 2015 – Bernard d'Espagnat, French physicist, philosopher, and author (b. 1921)

Died on August 01 2014 – Jan Roar Leikvoll, Norwegian author (b. 1974))

2008

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The Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway begins operation as the fastest commuter rail system in the world.

Died on August 01 2014 – Jan Roar Leikvoll, Norwegian author (b. 1974))

Died on August 01 2004 – Philip Abelson, American physicist and author (b. 1913)

Born on August 01 1990 – Jack O'Connell autjor of Wireless, a crime fiction novel

Died on August 01 1990 – Norbert Elias, German-Dutch sociologist, author, and academic (b. 1897)

1981

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MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles.

Born on August 01 1981 – Pia Haraldsen, Norwegian journalist and author

Died on August 01 1990 – Paddy Chayefsky, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1923)

Born on August 01 1975 – Vhrsti, Czech author and illustrator

1971

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The Concert for Bangladesh, organized by former Beatle George Harrison, is held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Born on August 01 1966 – James St. James, American club promoter and author

1965

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Frank Herbert's novel, Dune was published for the first time. It was named as the world's best-selling science fiction novel in 2003.

1961

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara orders the creation of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the nation's first centralized military espionage organization.

Born on August 01 1954 – James Gleick, American journalist and author

Born on August 01 1953 – Howard Kurtz, American journalist and author

Born on August 01 1949 – Jim Carroll, American poet, author, and musician (d. 2009)

Born on August 01 1948 – David Gemmell, English journalist and author (d. 2006)

Born on August 01 1947 – Lorna Goodison, Jamaican poet and author

Born on August 01 1939 – Robert James Waller, American author and photographer famous for The Bridges of Madison Avenue, the first of the Super Promo books.(d. 2017)

Born on August 01 1933 – Dušan Třeštík, Czech historian and author (d. 2007)

Born on August 01 1925 – Ernst Jandl, Austrian poet and author (d. 2000)

Born on August 01 1919 – Stanley Middleton, English author (d. 2009)

Born on August 01 1916 – Anne Hébert, Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)

Born on August 01 1903 – Paul Horgan, American historian, author, and academic (d. 1995)

1800

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The Acts of Union 1800 are passed which merge t25 Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1774

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British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

Died on August 01 1457 – Lorenzo Valla, Italian author and educator (b. 1406)

Born on Juy 30 1825 – Chaim Aronson, Lithuanian engineer and author (d. 1893)

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