16 August – Rollercoaster Day

 

Rollercoaster Day - Elizabeth Place

Rollercoaster Day is celebrated annually on 16 August. The origins of the celebration are not completely clear, however, the most widely believed explanation for Rollercoaster Day is that the date was chosen to mark 16 August 1898 which was when the very first patent for a rollercoaster ride was issued. The date has been marked by fairgrounds and fans of rollercoasters all over the world since the eighties.

(Source: daysoftheyear.com)