Holidays in June

Summer has arrived and with it - those glorious holidays in June.

This month has a lot of celebrations like Best Friends Day, Flag Day, and the First Day of Summer.

Even Daniel Boone has a day to celebrate – supposedly the day he first laid eyes on what would become Kentucky, June 7, 1767…

”…the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.”

John Filson, “The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone”
from The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucky (1784)

Indeed a charming “season” to chase all those blues away.

The birthstone for June is the Pearl and the flower is the Rose. Enjoy some summer poems too.

June 1

Stand for Children Day

June 2

National Rocky Road Day

June 7

Boone Day

June 8

Best Friends Day
- Friendship Bible Verses
- Poems About Friendship
- Quotes About Friendship

World Oceans Day

June 10

National Iced Tea Day
- Iced Tea Recipes

June 11

Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)

June 14

Flag Day
- American Flag Poems
- Our US Flag and Its Meaning
- Displaying the US Flag
- Flag Display Days
- Pledge of Allegiance
- This Piece of Cloth
- US National Anthem - The Star Spangled Banner

June 15

Fly a Kite Day

June 17

Bunker Hill Day (Suffolk County and Middlesex County, Massachusetts celebrate the Battle of Bunker Hill)

June 17

Eat Your Vegetables Day

June 19

Juneteenth, honoring African American heritage

June 20

Ice Cream Soda Day

June 21

First Day of Summer, also known as Summer Solstice

June 28

Paul Bunyan Day

June 30

Meteor Day or Meteor Watch Day

June Holidays in June

National Donut Day - 1st Friday of June

Father’s Day - 3rd Sunday in June
- Fathers Day Poems

Weekly Holidays in June, Celebrations, Events

National Flag Week - week containing June 14th

Monthly Holidays in June, Celebrations, Events

Black Music Month

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Great Outdoors Month

National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month

National Iced Tea Month

National Papaya Month

Notable June Dates

June 1, 1792 – Once a part of Virginia, Kentucky attained statehood.

June 1, 1796 – The Southwest Territory became the 16th state called Tennessee.

June 2, 1924 – The Indian Citizenship Act, was signed into law by President Calvin Coolidge.

June 3, 1965 - Astronaut Ed White made the United States’ first spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission.

June 4, 1937 – The first shopping cart, was introduced at a store in Oklahoma City, OK.

June 5, 1968 - Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles, California by a Palestinian immigrant named Sirhan Sirhan.

June 6, 1933 - The first Drive-In Theater, opened in Camden, New Jersey.

June 6, 1944 - D Day, the Invasion of Normandy during World War II.

June 12, 1924 – George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was born in Milton, Massachusetts.

June 12, 1963 – Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist, was assassinated in Jackson, Mississippi . Byron De La Beckwith was found guilty of Evers’ murder in 1994.

June 14, 1777 – The official U.S. Flag was adopted. The Continental Congress "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."

June 15, 1836 – Arkansas became the 25th state of the Union.

June 17, 1775– The Battle of Bunker Hill, in the American Revolutionary War, took place around Breed’s Hill in the Siege of Boston.

June 18, 1812 – The War of 1812, between the United States and the British Empire, began.

June 18, 1983 – Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.

June 19, 1846 – The first recorded baseball game took place in Hoboken, New Jersey with the New York Nine beating New York City’s Knickerbockers, 23-1.

June 20, 1863 – West Virginia, a part of Virginia, became the 35th state.

June 21, 1788 – New Hampshire was the ninth of the original 13 colonies.

June 22, 1942 – The Pledge of Allegiance was officially recognized as the official national pledge.

June 23, 1940 - Wilma Rudolph, American athlete and the first American woman to win three gold medals during a single Olympic Games, was born in Clarksville, Tennessee.

June 23, 1948 - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was born on this date in Pinpoint, Georgia.

June 25, 1788 – Virginia was the 10th of the original 13 colonies.

June 25-26, 1876 – The Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand and by Native Americans as the Battle of Greasy Grass Creek, was fought between the US Army’s 7th Cavalry and a force of Lakota-Northern Cheyenne near Little Big Horn in Montana.

June 25, 1876 - General George Armstrong Custer was killed in the Battle of Little Bighorn.

June 27, 1880 - Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

June 28, 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, triggering the beginning of World War I.

June 28, 1919 – The Treaty of Versailles was signed to end World War I.

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