August 1 holidays in 2021

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Lammas
- Christian
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
American Family Day
- Weird
National Friendship Day
- Weird
Sisters' 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

Columbus Day

Guy Fawkes Day

Black Friday

Hanukkah

Christmas Eve

Christmas

Boxing Day