Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year.
The tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in US in 1935.
Gradually the festival gained popularity and today Friendship Day is celebrated in large number of countries including India.
Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen) (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author.
Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales.
- 1977 Died : Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, English physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate for his work on the function of neurons.
- 1974 A bomb exploded in the Italicus Express train at t San Benedetto Val di Sambro, Italy. 12 people were killed, 22 more wounded.
- Bhasha Mukherjee, a 23-year-old Indian origin doctor was crowned Miss England 2019.
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- Friendship Day celebrations take place on the first Sunday of August every year (this year 4th August).