Upcoming History Observances

National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day

Maritime Day honors the SS Savannah which made the first trans-Atlantic crossing under steam power in 1819.

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Treaty of Trianon

Treaty of Trianon

Marks the signing of a peace treaty in 1920 that formally ended World War I between the Allies and the Kingdom of Hungary

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 when news of the emancipation of African American slaves reached Galveston, Texas.

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Ann & Samantha Day

Ann & Samantha Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Ann & Samantha Day

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Keti Koti

Keti Koti

Keti Koti is a national commemoration in the Netherlands to mark the abolition of slavery in the Dutch Antilles on July 1st 1863.

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National Maritime Day

National Maritime Day

Marking the day in 1405 when Ming Dynasty navigator 'Zheng He' started his seven voyages.

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Wrong Way Corrigan Day

Wrong Way Corrigan Day

On July 17, 1938, Douglas Corrigan began his "wrong way" transatlantic flight from New York to Dublin instead of California.

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Buffalo Soldiers Day

Buffalo Soldiers Day

Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army

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Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on August 1st 1834

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International Traffic Light Day

International Traffic Light Day

Ready, Steady, Go! This day highlights the importance of Traffic Lights.

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Falklands Day

Falklands Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Falklands Day

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National Navajo Code Talkers Day

National Navajo Code Talkers Day

Honoring the courage of the Code Talkers and their critical role in the Allied victory of WWII.

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National V-J Day

National V-J Day

Commemorates the end of second world war when Japan's surrender was announced on August 14th 1945.

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National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day

The National Aviation Day (August 19) is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation.

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August Revolution Commemoration Day

August Revolution Commemoration Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of August Revolution Commemoration Day

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Day of Memory

Day of Memory

A state holiday that commemorates those who lost their lives during the occupation of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops that began in August 1968.

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Victory Day

Victory Day

Commemorates the anniversary of the victory over Japan in the second world war.

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Mayflower Day

Mayflower Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mayflower Day

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Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

Trail of Tears Commemoration Day

The Trail of Tears was a series of forced relocations of approximately 60,000 Native Americans.

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European Heritage Day

European Heritage Day

A day to celebrate Austria's role at the centre of Europe and the importance of its heritage.

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Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

A day that focuses on the rights of Indigenous Peoples through an event that took place in 1973.

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National Kentucky Day

National Kentucky Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Kentucky Day

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Guy Fawke's Night

Guy Fawke's Night

Celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

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World Freedom Day

World Freedom Day

Commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the end of communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe

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National Day of Mourning

National Day of Mourning

Commemorates all those who have died in armed conflicts around the world.

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King's Feast

King's Feast

Celebrated in Belgium on November 15th since 1866

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Vukovar Massacre Memorial Day

Vukovar Massacre Memorial Day

A Day of Memory for All Victims of War for the Fatherland and the Vukovar Martyrdom.

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day

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Wright Brothers Day

Wright Brothers Day

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Mudd Day

Mudd Day

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Ann & Samantha Day

Ann & Samantha Day

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Forefathers Day

Forefathers Day

Forefathers' Day commemorates the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in December 1620.

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Find out the history and background to Constitution Day in Ireland.

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Maroon Festival

Maroon Festival

Commemorates the 18th-century Treaty of Cudjoe between fugitive slaves and the British.

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Ratification Day

Ratification Day

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 

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National Apology Day

National Apology Day

Marks the day when the Australian govt. formally apologised for their impact on the First Nations Peoples.

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Soviet Occupation Day

Soviet Occupation Day

Soviet Occupation Day is a holiday in the country of Georgia, observed on 25 February, to commemorate the Red Army invasion in 1921.

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Idaho Day

Idaho Day

Idaho Day was created in 2014 celebrate the rich history, cultural diversity and boundless resources of the State of Idaho.

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National Day of Unity

National Day of Unity

The Kingdom of Italy was officially founded on March 17th 1861, so today the date is known as the Day of Unity or Unification.

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Day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania

Day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Day of the Union of Bessarabia with Romania.

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