Historical Events for 1st August 2021

1485 – Henry Tudor’s army sails to England (future Henry VII)
1780 – Sweden declares neutrality
1888 – The roof of Seville’s cathedral collapses after an earthquake
1944 – US troops enter Tessy-sur-Vir
1955 – Tengku Abdul Rahman forms Malacca government
1958 – US 1st class postage up to 4 cents (had been 3 cents for 26 years)
1966 – Yakubu Gowon becomes Nigerian Head of State after a military coup d’├ętat
1971 – George Harrison’s concert for Bangladesh takes place in NYC
1978 – Atlanta Braves trounce Cincinnati Reds, 16-4 and halt Pete Rose’s NL record hitting streak at 44 games
1988 – Deep Rover 1-man research submarine unveiled at Crater Lake, Oregon

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