Special Days in June, 2014

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The Special Days in June list has been updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2017/05/26/special-days-in-june-2017/

Here is my listing of June 2014 holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this listing of special days gives you plenty to choose from.

June Awareness/Observance Days and Themes:

  • Adopt a Cat
  • Aquarium
  • Audio Book Appreciation
  • Bathroom Reading
  • Black Music
  • Camping
  • Caribbean-American Heritage
  • Child Vision
  • Children’s Awareness
  • Effective Communication
  • Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing
  • Fight the Filthy Fly
  • Fireworks Safety
  • Forest System
  • Great Outdoors
  • Perennial Gardening
  • Rivers
  • Rose
  • Skyscraper
  • Smile
  • Surf Music
  • Zoo

June’s Food Themes:

  • Aprium
  • Beef Steak
  • Candy
  • Corn
  • Country Cooking
  • Cucumber
  • Dairy
  • Dairy Alternative
  • Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
  • Ice Tea
  • Lemon
  • Mango
  • Okra
  • Papaya
  • Pluot
  • Soul Food
  • Turkey Lovers

June’s Daily Specials:  (the * means that the special day does not fall on the same date every year)

June 1

  • Dare Day
  • Flip a Coin Day
  • Heimlich Maneuver Day
  • Kentucky Statehood 1792
  • Mother’s Peace Day *
  • Pet Appreciation Week begins
  • Safe Boating Week begins
  • Tennessee Statehood 1796
  • Trails Day
  • Volunteers Week begins
  • Mormon Leader Brigham Young born 1801

June 2

  • Bubba Day
  • Cancer Survivors Day
  • Dragon Boat Festival (China) *
  • Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
  • Radio Patented 1896
  • Rocky Road Day

June 3

  • Chimborazo Day
  • Egg Day
  • First U.S. Space Walk 1965
  • Repeat Day (I said “Repeat Day”)

June 4

  • Applesauce Cake Day
  • Aesop born 620BC
  • Cheese Day
  • Do-Dah Day
  • King George III born 1738
  • First Ford Built 1896
  • Hug Your Cat Day
  • Shopping Cart invented 1937
  • Tienanmen Square (Beijing) Massacre 1989
  • Old Maid’s Day

June 5

  • Gingerbread Day
  • Patriot Nathan Hale born 1755
  • 1st Hot Air Balloon Flight 1783
  • Running Day
  • Author Richard Scarry born 1919
  • World Environment Day

June 6

  • D-Day 1944
  • Doughnut Day *
  • Gardening Exercise Day
  • Yo-Yo Day

June 7

  • Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • Daniel Boone Day
  • Muhammad (Islam Founder) born 570
  • VCR Day

June 8

  • Best Friends Day
  • Knit in Public Day
  • Upsy Daisy Day
  • Inventor Frank Lloyd Wright born 1867
  • Suction Vacuum Cleaner patented 1870
  • World Ocean’s Day
  • Young Eagles Day

June 9

  • Donald Duck debut 1934
  • Flag Week begins
  • Peter the Great born 1672
  • Race Unity Day
  • Inventor George Stephenson born 1781
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10

  • Ball Point Pen patented 1888
  • Herbs and Spices Day
  • Ice Tea Day
  • Author Maurice Sendak born 1928

June 11

  • Corn on the Cob Day
  • Jacque Cousteau born 1910
  • German Chocolate Cake Day
  • Great Barrier Reef discovered 1770

June 12

  • Baseball Invented 1839
  • President George H.W. Bush born 1924
  • Crowded Nest Awareness Day
  • Ann Frank born 1929
  • Loving Day
  • Magic Day
  • Red Rose Day

June 13

  • Blame Someone Else Day *
  • Friday the 13th *
  • Sewing Machine Day
  • Weed Your Garden Day
  • Poet William Butler Yeats born 1865

June 14

  • Blood Donor Day
  • Duct Tape Days begin (6/14-16)
  • Flag Day
  • Author Harriet Beecher Stowe born 1811
  • World Juggler’s Day *

June 15

  • Arkansas Statehood 1836
  • Celluloid patented 1869
  • Father’s Day *
  • Benjamin Franklin’s Kite Experiment Anniversary 1752
  • Electricity Day
  • Fly a Kite Day
  • Global Wind Day
  • Lobster Day
  • Magna Carta signed 1215
  • Nature Photography Day
  • US Army established 1775

June 16

  • Blooms Day
  • Fresh Veggies Day
  • Fudge Day

June 17

  • Apple Strudel Day
  • Battle of Bunker Hill 1775
  • Eat Your Vegetables Day
  • Artist/Mathematician M.C. Escher born 1898
  • Compossor Igor Stravinsky born 1882

June 18

  • Go Fishing Day
  • Napoleon defeated at Waterloo 1815
  • Picnic Day
  • Splurge Day
  • Sushi Day

June 19

  • Garfield the Cat’s birthday 1978
  • Juneteenth Day
  • Scientist Blaise Pascal born 1623
  • Slavery Abolished (US) 1865
  • Statue of Liberty arrived in US 1885
  • World Sauntering Day

June 20

  • Bald Eagle Day
  • Ice Cream Soda Day
  • Composer Jacques Offenbach born 1819
  • West Virginia Statehood 1863

June 21

  • Go Skate Day
  • New Hampshire Statehood 1788
  • Reaping Machine pantented 1834
  • Summer Solstice *
  • World Handshake Day

June 22

  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week begins *
  • Chocolate Eclair Day
  • Mosquito Control Awareness Week begins *
  • Stupid Guy Thing Day

June 23

  • America’s Kids Day
  • Baby Boomer’s Recognition Day
  • Let It Go Day
  • Pink Day
  • Saxophone patented 1846
  • Typewriter patented 1868
  • United Nations Public Service Day
  • US Secret Service established 1865

June 24

  • Fairy Day
  • Swim a Lap Day
  • U.F.O. Day

June 25

  • Battle of Little Big Horn 1876
  • Author Eric Carle born 1929
  • Catfish Day
  • Columnists Day
  • Log Cabin Day
  • Scientist Walther Nernst born 1864
  • Author George Orwell born 1903
  • Virginia Statehood 1788

June 26

  • Bicycle patented 1819
  • Chocolate Pudding Day
  • Forgiveness Day
  • Toothbrush invented 1498
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Week begins *

June 27

  • “Happy Birthday To You” song published 1924
  • Helen Keller born 1880
  • Sun Glasses Day

June 28

  • Great American Backyard Campout *
  • Paul Bunyan Day
  • Ramadan begins *
  • Artist Peter Paul Rubens born 1577
  • WW1 Began 1914

June 29

  • Camera Day
  • Hug Holiday
  • Waffle Iron Day

June 30

  • Gone With the Wind published 1936
  • Meteor Day
  • Social Media Day

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/june.htm

http://food.unl.edu/fnh/june

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-june

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2014/05/june2014-making-the-days-count-activity-calendar/

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/june-2013.html

Have happy June learning!

betty jo

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