Thursday 1 August 1901
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was William McKinley (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Pancho Villa and Gérard Blitz.
The 'Abbot' and 'Cresceus' Race, directed by , was one of the most viewed movies released in 1901
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- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Pancho Villa: Filipino world boxing champion (d. 1925).
- Gérard Blitz: Belgian Jewish Olympic swimmer and water polo player during the 1920s.
- Walter Dirks: German political commentator, theologian, and journalist.
- Francisco Guilledo: Filipino boxer (d. 1925).
- Burial within San Francisco City limits prohibited.
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