1st August

The events happened on 1st August are :

1589 : Henry III of France stabbed by an assassin : King Henry III of France was stabbed this day in 1589 by Jacques Clément, a Jacobin friar, and died the next day after acknowledging his Bourbon ally, Henry of Navarre (Henry IV), a Huguenot, as his successor.

1944 : The final entry was recorded in the diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands.

1940 : John F. Kennedy's Why England Slept, a critical account of the British military that became a best seller, was published.

1876 : Colorado was admitted to the Union, becoming the 38th U.S. state.

1744 : Jean-Baptiste de Monet, chevalier de Lamarck—a French biologist best known for his notion that acquired traits are inheritable, an idea known as Lamarckism—was born in Bazentin-le-Petit.

1714 : Queen Anne, the last Stuart ruler of England, died.

10 : Roman Emperor Claudius I was born in Lugdunum, Gaul (now Lyon, France).

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