August 1 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Lammas - Christian
Santo Domingo Celebrations Start Nicaragua Observance
Independence Day Benin Public Holiday
Army Day China Observance
Gualdalcanal Province Day Solomon Islands Local Holiday
Colorado Day United States (Colorado) Local Observance
Swiss National Day Switzerland National Holiday
Parents' Day Congo Democratic Republic Public Holiday
Yorkshire Day United Kingdom Observance
National Mahjong Day - Unofficial (Fun & Joy)
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Girlfriends Day - (Relationships & Family)
National Minority Donor Awareness Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)
Respect for Parents Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
National Night Out Day - Unofficial (Relationships & Family)
Emancipation Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
World Wide Web Day - International (Products & Technology )
World Breastfeeding Week - International (Health & Body, United Nations)

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



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