1 August 2020: This day in history

527 Justinian I becomes the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire

1086 Results of the Domesday inquiry presented to William the Conqueror in Salisbury (the date of compilation and the Great Domesday are historically contestable)

1774 English chemist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state

1834 Slavery abolished throughout the British Empire – Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into effect

1958 US atomic submarine USS Nautilus begins 1st transit of North Pole “operation Sunshine”

Source: Onthisday.com


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