August 1 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Lammas - Christian
Colorado Day United states (Colorado) Local Observance
Swiss National Day Switzerland National Holiday
Emancipation Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Id-ul-Adha Day 2 Philippines Common Local Holidays
Eid-al-Adha holiday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Eid al-Adha Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Feast of the Sacrifice Day 2 Egypt National Holiday
Santo Domingo Celebrations Start Nicaragua Observance
Army Day China Observance
Gualdalcanal Province Day Solomon islands Local Holiday
Id el Kabir additional holiday Nigeria Public Holiday
Eid al-Adha holiday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Parents' Day Congo democratic republic Public Holiday
Independence Day Benin Public Holiday
Yorkshire Day United kingdom Unofficial
National Mahjong Day - Unofficial
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day - Unofficial
National Girlfriends Day -
National Minority Donor Awareness Day - Unofficial
Respect for Parents Day - Unofficial
National Disc Golf Day - Unofficial
National Jamaican Patty Day - Unofficial
National Mustard Day - Unofficial
Mead Day - Unofficial
Eid al-Qurban Day Two Afghanistan Public Holiday
Feast of the Sacrifice (day 2) Azerbaijan Public Holiday
Eid al-Adha Day 2 Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Hari Raya Haji (Day 2) Malaysia (KDH, KTN, PLS, TRG) Common Local Holiday
Eid al-Adha Holiday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Sacrifice Feast Day 2 Turkey National Holiday
Eid al-Adha Holiday 1 United arab emirates National Holiday

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


Arbor Day

Labor Day


Bastille Day