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Zodiac: Gemini     May 20 - June 20     Flower: Rose     Birthstone: Pearl

It is generally accepted that the month of June was named for Juno, the patron goddess of marriage. However, some authorities believe that the name was taken from Juniores, the Latin word for male youths, because the month of June in Rome was dedicated to young men.

Dairy Month
Summer School
African-American Music Month


Kentucky became the 15th state (settled in 1774), 1792.

Tennessee became the 16th state (settled in 1769), 1796.


American Indians granted citizenship by Congress, 1924.

Battle of Warsaw ended, Warsaw Pact signed, 1943.


Jefferson Davis, elected President of the Confederacy for a term of six years on February 18, 1861; and inaugurated in Richmond, Va. Born on this day in 1808. (d. 1889)


King George III born 1738.

Aesop, a Greek slave known for his fables, lived from about 620 to 560 BC.


Greek philosopher Socrates born, 469 B.C.


D Day, Allies began the invasion of Nazi-held Western Europe on the beaches of Normandy, France 1944. To learn more

American Revolutionary Nathan Hale, born 1755.

The former 40th President, Ronald Reagan, dies at the age of 93 of pneumonia as a complication of Alzheimer's. Reagan is interred at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Northern California, 2004.

Cynthia Rylant, Newberry Award Winner and author of more than 900 children's books, born 1954.


Exploration of Kentucky by an American Frontiersman and Wilderness explorer, Daniel Boone, (b. 11/2/1734) began 1769.

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq who led a bloody insurgency of suicide bombings and kidnappings, was killed in an airstrike after U.S. forces dropped two 500 pound bombs on a safe house in Iraq, 2006.

Post-Impressionist artists, Eugene Henry Paul Gauguin, born on this day in 1848. (d. 5/9/1903)


First American built steamboat launched 1809.

American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, born 1869.


First recorded tornado in America, 1682.

Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild Things Are", born 1928.

11 Jacques Cousteau, French explorer of the oceans, filmmaker and author, invented the aqualung, and also wrote the books: "The Living Sea" and "The Silent World," born 1910.

Anne Frank, a young girl who hid from the Nazis during the Holocaust touched many who have read her famous diary, which was published in 1952, was born on this day in 1929.

George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President (1989-1993), born 1924.

Mississippi black leader, Medgar Evers shot and killed by a snipers bullet in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi, 1963.


Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia, died 323 B.C.


Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" dealing about slavery, born 1811.

Flag Day established 1777.   FACTOID: Continental Congress declared we are one Nation, under one flag, united for the cause of liberty and justice for all after adopting the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our republic.

Army founded 1775.

Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States, born 1946.


Arkansas became the 25th state (settled in 1686), 1836.


Alaska gold rush, 1897.

Father's Day [2019]


Battle of Bunker Hill began, 1775.


The War of 1812 begins when United States declares war against Great Britain, 1812.

Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, 1983.


U.S. National Archives established 1934.  Media dealing with military archives

Statue of Liberty delivered to Bedloe's Island, NY., 1855.  FACTOID: This gift from the people of France was dedicated October 28, 1886. The seven rays of her crown stand for the seven seas and seven continents. Her torch is a symbol of welcome to new arrivals. The broken chain at her feet is a symbol of freedom. She holds a tablet with the date of the Declaration of Independence.   ( Look under Your Parks - State of Liberty National Monument.)

Juneteenth Day - Liberation of Slaves - Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863.

Julius & Ethel Rosenberg executed for wartime espionage, 1953.


Great Seal of the United States, designed by William Barton, adopted by Congress, 1782.

West Virginia became the 35th state (settled in 1727), 1863.

Custodian Appreciation Day [SY 2018]


New Hampshire became the 9th state (settled in 1623), 1788. FACTOID: One of the 13 original colonies.

Summer begins


Erich Maria Remarque, also known as Erich Paul Remark, German author best known for "All Quiet on the Western Front", born 1898. (d. 9/25/1970)


First U.S. Balloon flight made by 13 year old boy, 1784.


First report of "Flying Saucer" from the area of Mount Rainer, Washington 1947.


George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair) writer of "1984" and "Animal Farm," born in India, 1903.

Virginia became the 10th state (settled in 1607), 1788. FACTOID: One of the 13 original colonies.

Pearl Buck, prolific writer and the first woman in United States to win Nobel Prize (Literature) for her book "The Good Earth" born 1892. (d. 3/6/1973)

26 American athlete Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias ("Babe"), born 1914.

Bicycle patented 1819.

According to legend, in 1284 the Pied Piper of Hamelin who had rid Hamelin of rats, lured children of the village to a mountain where they all disappeared in revenge for not receiving his fee of 1,000 guilders. 
27 American Helen Keller, blind/deaf lecturer who traveled the world with her teacher, Anne Sullivan promoting fair working conditions and fair treatment of those with disabilities, born 1880.

Microsoft's chairman, Bill Gates, retires to concentrate instead on his philanthropic foundations, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2008. FACTOID: Warren Buffett, perceived to the one of the richest men in the US has donated about $31 billion dollars to the Gates Foundation and will serve on the board as a trustee.

Henry VIII, King of England (1507-1547), born 1491 in Greenwich Palace. FACTOID: He had 6 wives: 2 were divorced, 2 beheaded, 1 died and the other survived him. His only son became King at 10 years of age.

Paul Bunyan Day   FACTOID: Honors the giant lumberjack in American folklore, who was famous for his great strength and incredible logging feats. According to stories, Paul created much of America and brought logging to the Pacific Northwest. Famous as well was his blue ox named "Babe."

Panama Canal bought from France by U.S., 1902.

Treaty of Versailles signed in 1919, ending WWI.


Globe Theater burns down in 1613 during a performance on Henry VIII; a misfired cannon ball set the thatched roof on fire, consuming the theater that was constructed in 1599.


In 1859, 5,000 people watched Emile Blondin, a French acrobat, dressed in pink tights, cross Niagara Falls on a tight rope in just 5 minutes time!   FACTOID:  Anna Taylor (b. 10/24/1901) was the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. 

Meteor Day - Observe the skies

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