1 August in Indian and World History

Saurav Singh

1 August in Indian and World History is celebrated, observed, and remembered for various reasons. August the birth anniversary of Govind Mishra, Ramveer Upadhyay, and Rohit Tokas.

1 August is also observed as the death anniversary of Bhishma Narayan Singh, and Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul.

Birth Anniversary on 1 August

1 August in Indian history is celebrated as the birth anniversary of the following personalities:

Govind Mishra (1 August 1939) is a famous Hindi poet and writer. He has been honored by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Bhartiya Bhasha Parishad Calcutta, Sahitya Akademi Delhi, and Vyas Samman for his literary services. So far 10 novels and 12 story-collections of Govind Mishra have been published. Apart from this, travelogues, children’s literature, literary essays, and poetry collections have also been published. Research has been done on his creations in many universities. He has been included in the course books, his works have been staged on stage and films have been made on his works in TV serials as well.

Ramveer Upadhyay (1 August 1957 – 2 September 2022) was a politician who held a special place in the politics of Uttar Pradesh. He was an MLA in the 16th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh. In the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections, he won the election from Sikandrarau assembly constituency (constituency number-80) of the state. Ramveer Upadhyay was a cabinet minister in the government of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati. Later he joined BJP. Ramveer Upadhyay, who was an MLA from various assembly seats in Hathras for almost 25 years, was counted among the tall leaders.

Rohit Tokas (1 August 1993) is an Indian boxer. He has won a bronze medal for India in the Commonwealth Games, 2022 held at Birmingham, England. From the start of the tournament, Rohit Tokas raised medal hopes with his strong play. He lived up to the expectations and won the Commonwealth medal. Although Rohit Tokas had to settle for a bronze medal after losing a 2-3 split decision to Zambia’s Stephen Zimba in the semi-finals, he has whetted the appetite of his fans for the future with his pace.

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Death Anniversary on 1 August

1 August in Indian history is observed as the death anniversary of the following personalities:

Bhishma Narayan Singh (13 July 1933 – 1 August 2018) was an Indian politician. He was the Governor of Assam and Meghalaya (with additional charge of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh) from 1984 to 1989. Along with this, he was also the Governor of Tamil Nadu from 1991 to 1993, which also includes the additional charge of Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Begum Qudsia Aizaz Rasul (4 April 1908 – 1 August 2001) was the only Muslim woman member of the Indian Constituent Assembly. After the dissolution of the Muslim League in India in 1950, she joined the Congress. She was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1952 and then was a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from 1969 to 1990.

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Notable events on 1 August in Indian and World History

Some of the Notable events on 1 August in World History are mentioned below:

1 August 1799 – Comtesse de Ségur – was the pen name of Sophie Rostopchine, a French writer known for her children’s books and novels – was born.

1 August 1885 – George de Hevesy, an American economist, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

1 August 1818 – Maria Mitchell – an American astronomer, librarian, naturalist, and educator – was born.

1 August 1910 – Gerda Taro – a German war photographer active during the Spanish Civil War – was born.

1 August 1911 – Jackie Ormes – an American cartoonist – was born.

1 August 1914 – Beginning of World War I, Russia by Germany.

1 August 1919 – Stanley Middleton, a British novelist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, was born.

 1 August 1933 – Meena Kumari – an Indian actress and poet, who worked in Hindi films – was born.

1 August 1939 – Govind Mishra, an Indian novelist, was born.

1 August 1945 – Douglas Osheroff, an American physicist, and Nobel Prize Laureate was born.

1 August 1967 – Richard Kuhn, a renowned scientist, and Nobel Prize Laureate, died.

1 August 1995 – The Hubble telescope discovered another moon of Saturn.

1 August 2000-Women also became Imams in Iran.

1 August 2004 – Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup by defeating India by 25 runs in the final match held at Premadasa Stadium. Sanath Jayasuriya became the ‘Man of the Series’.

1 August 2005-King of Saudi Arabia Fahd bin Abdul Aziz passed away, late king’s brother Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz was appointed as the new ruler of the country.

1 August 2006 – Japan started the world’s first earthquake early warning service.

1 August 2007 – Six members of the Indian team won three silver medals in the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) held in Hanoi city of Vietnam.

1 August 2008-The board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gave a green signal to India’s special monitoring agreement.

1 August Historical Significance

August 1st is a date marked by numerous significant historical events. On this day in 30 BC, Octavian, who would later be known as Augustus, entered Alexandria, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic. In 527, Justinian I became the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire. The date also marks the formation of the Swiss Confederation in 1291, a pivotal moment in Switzerland’s path to independence. In more recent history, August 1st, 1920, saw the launch of Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement against British rule in India, a major event in India’s struggle for independence. Each of these events has left an indelible mark on the fabric of world history, shaping the geopolitical landscape across centuries.

Important Days of 1 August in History

Some of the Notable events on 1 August in History are mentioned below:

  • National Mountain Climbing Day (United States): A day to honor the achievements of mountain climbers and encourage the appreciation of mountainous landscapes.
  • Yorkshire Day (United Kingdom): Celebrating the cultural heritage, history, and achievements of Yorkshire.
  • World Breastfeeding Week (International): Commemorated in the first week of August to promote breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
  • World Lung Cancer Day (International): A day to raise awareness about lung cancer and promote research on prevention and treatment.
  • World Wide Web Day (International): Honoring the creation and founder of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, and recognizing the impact of the web on the modern world.
  • Benin Independence Day is not just a date on the calendar; it’s a celebration of resilience, heritage, and the vibrant tapestry of Beninese culture.
  • Switzerland National Day, also known as Swiss National Day or Bundesfeier (German for “Federal Celebration”), is celebrated on August 1st each year.