Upcoming History Observances

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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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

Find out the dates, history and traditions of 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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Forefathers Day

Forefathers Day

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

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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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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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National Pan American Day

National Pan American Day

Commemorates the First International Conference of American States which ended on 14 April 1890.

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National Titanic Remembrance Day

National Titanic Remembrance Day

Arguably, the most famous ever ship sank this day in 1912.

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National Ellis Island Family History Day

National Ellis Island Family History Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Ellis Island Family History Day

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National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

National Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day

The bombing of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, killed 168 people and is the worst act of homegrown terrorism in the nation’s history.

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National East Meets West Day

National East Meets West Day

Also known as Elbe Day this day commemorates an important date in the second world war.

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Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy

Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy

A day to remember those affected by the world's worst nuclear accident, that took place in 1986.

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International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 

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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is one of two days, which mark Mexico's independence from foreign rulers

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Europe Day and Victory over Fascism Day

Europe Day and Victory over Fascism Day

Find out the dates and history of Europe Day and Victory over Fascism Day

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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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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 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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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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Mayflower Day

Mayflower Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mayflower Day

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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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