1st AUGUST ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

1400s / 15th century history on the 1st of August

1498 : Christopher Columbus became the 1st European to visit Venezuela (which it is now known), near the mouth of South America’s Orinoco river.

1700s / 18th century history on the 1st of August

1774 : Joseph Priestley, the British scientist, discovered oxygen gas independently, by the thermal decomposition of mercuric oxide, after isolating it.

The discovery of oxygen & combustion : an educational film from 1946 (Periscope Film verified YouTube channel video) over 30,000 views on YouTube
1800s / 19th century history on the 1st of August
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