On this day
Justinian I got a major promotion!
In the year 527, Justinian I became the sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire! He gained his new role following the death of his uncle, Justin I.
A groundbreaking discovery was made.
In 1774, Joseph Priestley, a chemist from England, discovered oxygen! He did so by trapping it in its solely gaseous state – a discovery that, naturally, would change the world for the better.
The British Empire moved forward.
In 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 finally came into effect. The act abolished slavery throughout the entire British Empire – an important moment in what is still a highly controversial period of colonial domination.
Fine dining became easier to narrow down.
In the year 1900, the first ever Michelin Guide was published! The collection of quality hotel and restaurant suggestions was published by brothers Édouard and André Michelin. It remains a well-known and even sought-after list to this day – you may have heard of highly-rated restaurants, for example, claiming “Michelin stars.”
Anne Frank made her final entry.
In 1944, Anne Frank – who famously hid with her Jewish family during Nazis’ occupation of Germany – made her final diary entry on this very date. Three days later, she was captured.
Special Days Falling on August 1stAugust 1st isn’t just about history! There is so much to honor today. Here are some of the most important international holidays to consider if you’re stuck for things to celebrate.
International Can-It-Forward Day
International Can-it-Forward Day is a day that actually celebrates canning! As strange as that may seem, canning is a great way of preserving food. You can easily start canning at home on your own and reduce the risk of wasting food. And, since canned foods have famously long shelf lives, canning is also a great way of making more foods available to more people. So, celebrate Can-It-Forward Day by trying to can your own food or donating some cans to your local shelters and charities.
World Lung Cancer Day
Although considering this holiday may not feel like much of a celebration, it is important. Lung cancer affects millions of people around the world – and, suffering from the condition is both scary and painful. That is why it is so important that we discuss it. That we learn more about it, learn what can cause it, how it can affect us, who it can affect, and what we can do to help those we love who are at risk. Learn the risks, and look after yourself.
World Wide Web Day
There is no denying that the internet is one of, if not the most important invention of modern times. Billions of us use it every single day for work, school, entertainment, research, and more. But the world wide web definitely has its downsides, too. So, today, make sure to take the time to appreciate the world wide web, but also research what you can do to protect yourself and those you love when going online.