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The Month of June in History - Each Date Illustrated
June 01, this day is International Children's Day. Among other countries, this day is celebrated in the People's Republic of China, Poland, Germany, and Russia. In China, all entertainment places (cinemas, parks,museums, etc.) are open free to children during this official Chinese holiday.
June 02, this day is 3-Ring Circus Day. In 1835, P. T. Barnum ran the first major three-ring circus in the United States. The Barnum & Bailey circus was later formed on March 16, 1881.
June 03, this day is Chimborazo Day. Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador, South America, sticks out farther in space than Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth. Because Mount Chimborazo is near the equator (which bulges somewhat), Chimborazo sticks out further.
June 04, this day is Solar Prominence Day. In 1946, the largest solar prominence ever observed reached a height of 300,000 miles from the surface of the moon. Solar prominence are sheets of luminous gas emanating from the sun's surface; they appear dark against the sun's disk but bright against the dark sky, and occur only in regions of horizontal magnetic fields.
June 05, this day is the anniversary of the Teton Dam Collapse. In 1976, the Teton Dam on the Snake River collapsed, thus dumping 80 billion gallons of water into the valley below. Rexburg, Idaho and a number of other valley towns were submerged.
June 06, this day is Is Everybody Happy Day. This day celebrates the 1891 birthday of Ted Lewis, a vaudeville bandleader who was famous for asking his audiences the question, "Is everybody happy." Take time out today to make someone happy.
June 07, this day is the birthday of the Singer Previously Known as Prince. In 1958, Rodgers Nelson, the rock singer known as Prince and later known as the singer previously known as Prince, and then back to Prince once again, was born. He is a rock musician and actor who starred in the movie, Purple Rain.
June 08, this day is Upsy Daisy Day. This day reminds people to get up gloriously, gratefully, and gleefully each morning. Really, it can be done!
June 09, this day is Donald Duck Day. On this day in 1934, Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen. Donald and his friend Peter Pig try to avoid work by faking stomach aches until Mrs. Hen teaches them the value of labor.
June 10, this day is Comstock Lode Discovery Day. In 1859, Peter O'Riley and Patrick McLaughlin discovered the Comstock Lode near Virginia City, Nevada. It was the richest mining discovery in U.S. history. After the discovery was made public, prospectors rushed to the area and scrambled to stake their claims.
June 11, this day is the birthday of the Triple Crown. By winning the Belmont Stakes in 1919, Sir Barton became the first horse to win the Triple Crown of horce-racing: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes. Since then, only 10 more horses have won the Crown, the last was Affirmed in 1978.
June 12, this day is Philippines Independence Day. General Emilio Aguinaldo of the Philippines declared independence from Spain in 1898. The flag of the Philippines, which was made in Hong Kong by Marcela Agoncillo, Lorenza Agoncillo and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad was first flown in that event.
June 13, this day is the anniversary of the Miranda Decision. In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miranda vs. Arizona that suspects had to be informed of their rights before being questioned by police.
June 14, this day is the birthday of the East Bridge. In 1998, the East Bridge over the Store Baelt (Great Belt) was opened to traffic, thus opening up the first leg of a link between Sweden and Denmark. It was the second longest suspension bridge in the world (only Japan's
Akashi Kaikyo is longer) until being displaced in 2009 by the Xihoumen Bridge in China.
June 15, this day is Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Day. In 2001, the movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider premiered nationwide. Trivia buffs: Tomb Raider debuted at number one with a towering $48.2 million, giving Paramount its second-best debut and the fourth-highest debut of 2001. It is the most successful video game adaptation to date, grossing $300,000,000 worldwide.
June 16, this day is Women in Space Day. In 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space when she piloted the Vostok 6 spacecraft. Later she married Andrian Nikolayev, another cosmonaut. Their child Yelena was the first child born to space-faring parents.
June 17, this day is the birthday of Barry Manilow (1946). In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-selling charts simultaneously, a feat equalled only by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Johnny Mathis. Happy birthday, Barry!
June 18, this day is Hawaii Macadamia Nut Day. Macadamia nuts were first planted in Hawaii in 1892. It was first used as an ornamental and for reforestation. Celebrate today by splurging on your favorite nut!
June 19, this day is Statue of Liberty Day. The Statue of Liberty arrived at its permanent home at Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor on June 19, 1885, aboard the French frigate Isere. A gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, the 151-foot-tall statue was created to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence.
June 20, that today, besides being Father's Day in the United States, is the birthday of Audie Murphy (1925). Audie Leon Murphy was the most decorated American soldier of World War II and a celebrated movie star for many years in the post-war era, appearing in 44 films.
June 21, this day is World Peace and Prayer Day. Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe for the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Sioux Nation, declared June 21 as a day to begin global healing by returning to sacred places and praying for world peace and harmony. Spread a little peace amongst those you come across today.
June 22, this day is the birthday of Dairy Queen. In 1940, J.F. McCullough and his son Alex opened the first Dairy Queen in Joliet, Illinois. As of 2010, Dairy Queen has more than 5,700 stores in 19 countries, including 652 locations outside the United States and Canada. Enjoy a
Blizzard Treat today!
June 23, this day is Great Baseball Relief Day. In 1917, pitcher Ernie Shore of the Boston Red Sox relieved Babe Ruth with one man on and nobody out. Ernie Shore retired all 26 men he faced. The runner on base in the first inning was thrown out stealing. Shore almost had
June 24, this day is Bannockburn Day. On this day, the people of Scotland celebrate their victory under the command of Robert Bruce over the English in the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. Each year the Scottish National Party commemorates the battle with a march to
Bannockburn field from Stirling town centre. There then follows a laying of a wreath at the statue of Robert Bruce and then a rally.
June 25, this day is the anniversary of Custer's Last Stand. On June 25, 1876, General Custer and 262 other men were killed after attacking a Sioux camp near the Little Bighorn. Led by Crazy Horse, it was the last great Indian victory.
June 26, this day is the birthday of Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Because she excelled at so many sports (All-American in basketball, Olympic medals in track and field, professional golfer), Babe was named the woman athlete of the first half of the 20th century. Babe was born on June 26, 1914, at Port Arthur, Texas.
June 27, this day is Look Out Above Day. In 1985, a large piece of ice (6 feet long and 8 inches thick) fell from the sky and almost hit a 13-year-old child playing in his backyard. The piece of ice apparently was ice that had gathered outside a malfunctioning airline toilet and fell.
June 28, this day is Tomatoes Not Poisonous Day. A member of the nightshade family, tomatoes were once considered poisonous. In 1820, Robert Gibbon Johnson, despite warnings that the tomato's poison would turn his blood to acid, told the cheering spectators that he planned to eat an entire basket and survive. The story goes that thousands of eager spectators turned out to watch Johnson die after eating the poisonous fruits, and were shocked when he lived. Enjoy a tomato today!
June 29, this day is No Longer Plain M&Ms Day. In 2000, M&M/Mars renamed their plain M&Ms as milk chocolate M&Ms. As they noted, their chocolate has been too good to be called plain!
June 30, this day is Play in the Sprinkler Day. Revert back to your childhood by running through a sprinkler today or just watching your kids play in one - it'll bring back some