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 This day in History - August 1
507 Historic Events for August 1
1774

Priestly discovers oxygen

Event
1779

Francis Scott Key, composer (Star-Spangled Banner)

Birth
1780

Sweden declares neutrality

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1781

English army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia

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1785

Caroline Herschel becomes 1st woman discoverer of a comet

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1786

Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister

Birth
1787

Alfonsus M de' Liguori, Italian theologist/bishop/saint, dies at 90

Death
1789

US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act

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1790

1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)

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1793

France becomes 1st country to use the metric system

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1794

Whiskey Rebellion begins

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1798

Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet

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1805

Friedrich Christoph Gebtewitz, composer, dies at 51

Death
1812

Rare tornado hits Westchester County NY

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1813

Carl Stenborg, composer, dies at 60

Death
1814

Belgium King Willem I accept blame in Southern defeat

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1814

Maxcy Gregg, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862

Birth
1815

Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast

Birth
1818

Maria Mitchell, 1st US woman astronomer on Nantucket Island

Birth
1819

Herman Melville, US, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd)

Birth
1821

Elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson), actress/author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68

Death
1824

Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer

Birth
1831

London Bridge opens to traffic

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1834

Robert Morrison, missionary in China/translated bible, dies

Death
1834

Slavery abolished through out the British Empire

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