August 1 holidays in 2016

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
- Christian
Emancipation Day
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Festival Monday
British virgin islands Public Holiday
Heritage Day in Alberta
Canada Common Local Holidays
Civic/Provincial Day
Canada (Nt , On , Pe , Sk) Common Local Holidays
Terry Fox Day
Canada (Manitoba) Common Local Holidays
New Brunswick Day
Canada (New Brunswick) Common Local Holidays
British Columbia Day
Canada (British Columbia) Common Local Holidays
Natal Day
Canada (Nova Scotia) Common Local Holidays
Gualdalcanal Province Day
Solomon islands Local Holiday
National Children's Day
Tuvalu Public Holiday
Army Day
China Observance
J'ouvert Morning
Antigua and barbuda Public Holiday
Youth Day
Kiribati Public Holiday
Independence Day observed
Vanuatu Public Holiday
Swiss National Day
Switzerland National Holiday
August Bank Holiday
Ireland National Holiday
Santo Domingo Celebrations Start
Nicaragua Observance
New South Wales Bank Holiday
Australia (New South Wales) State Holiday
Northern Territory Picnic Day
Australia (Northern Territory) State Holiday
Colorado Day
United states (Colorado) Local Observance
Kadooment Day
Barbados Public Holiday
Independence Day
Benin Public Holiday
Parents' Day
Congo democratic republic Public Holiday
Bank Holiday
Iceland National Holiday
Summer Bank Holiday
United kingdom (Scotland) Common Local Holidays
Yorkshire Day
United kingdom Weird
National Mahjong Day
- Weird
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
- Weird
National Girlfriends Day
- Weird
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
- Weird
Respect for Parents Day
- Weird

Historical Events on August 1

  • 527 A.D: After being named co-ruler by his uncle Justin I in April, Justinian becomes the only ruler of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1774: Oxygen is discovered by an English theologian, author and chemist named Joseph Priestley
  • 1834: The British Empire abolishes slavery throughout the UK with the institution of the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833.
  • 1914: Russia and Germany declare war on each other during WWI.
  • 1929: Thomas Edison holds a state-wide contest in New Jersey to decide who his next 49 apprentices will be.
  • 1936: The 11th Olympic Games are opened by Adolf Hitler in Berlin.
  • 1941: The United States’ Willy’s Truck Company introduced the first Jeep for the U.S Army- a vehicle known to be quick, lightweight vehicle that can handle all terrain.
  • 1958: Transit of the North Pole is done by United States Atomic submarine the USS Nautilus
  • 1966: Charles Whitman, and ex-U. S Marine, shoots 46 people from an observatory platform at the University of Texas – 14 people are killed and 31 are wounded.
  • 1972: Future U.S. President George W. Bush is suspended for flying with the Texas Air National Guard for missing his annual medical exam.
  • 1994: King of Pop Michael Jackson marries Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley.
  • 1997: The National Cancer Institute releases a report that nuclear testing during the 1950s could have been the cause of thyroid cancer for as many as 75,000 people.
  • 2000: A judge rules that the R.M.S Titanic Company, a company with the salvage rights to the Titanic, could not cut into the sunken ship as they searched for an estimated $300 million dollars of treasure.

Famous Birthdays on August 1

  • Claudius: Future Roman Emperor born in 10 BC
  • Jean-Baptiste Lamark: French Naturalist born in 1744
  • William Clark: Explorer & leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition was born in 1770

Labor Day

Leif Erikson Day

Yom Kippur


All Saints’ Day

Guy Fawkes Day

Black Friday