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Click on any of the links below to learn fun and interesting facts about just a few of the holidays and special days posted on the website holidayinsights.com

June Holidays and Events / This Month in History:

  • June 1st - The term "Don't give up the ship!' is coined by Captain James Lawrence, U.S. Chesapeake. (1813)
  • June 1st - Snow falls in Buffalo and Rochester, NY, Cleveland, Ohio and other places. (1843)
  • June 1st -  Superman Comic is published (1938)
  • June 1st -  Ed Sullivan's final show. (1971)
  • June 2nd -  PT Barnum's circus begins first tour of US (1835)
  • June 2nd -  Grover Cleveland is married while in serving as U.S. president.(1886)
  • June 2nd -  Congress grants U.S. citizenship to people of American Indian descent.(1924)
  • June 3rd -  The Rolling Stones begin their first US tour. (1964)
  • June 4th -  China becomes the first to record a solar eclipse. (780 BC)
  • June 4th - After winning 122 straight races, hurdler Edwin Moses' winning streak is broken. (1987)
  • June 5th - Bobby Kennedy is assassinated. (1968)
  • June 6th - D Day, WWII
  • June 6th - Chrysler Corporation is founded. (1925)
  • June 6th - The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. (1933)
  • June 7th - The United Colonies makes a name change and become The United States. (1775)
  • June 8th - "The Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC tv. (1948)
  • June 9th -  Disney's Donald Duck makes his debut. (1934)
  • June 10th - Dutch colonists settle on Manhattan Island (1610)
  • June 10th - Benjamin Franklin flies a kite in a lightening storm and discovers electricity.  (1752)
  • June 10th - The movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was released (1982)
  • June 12th - John Lee Richmond pitches baseball's first "Perfect Game". (1880)
  • June 13th - Pioneer 10 becomes the first satellite to leave the solar system. (1983)  
  • June 14th -   Flag Day
  • June 14th - The U. S. Army is formed. (1775)
  • June 14th - Isaac Fischer Jr. patents sandpaper. (1834)
  • June 14th - Benjamin Grushkin patents Chlorophyll (1938)
  • June 14th - Walt Disney's Bambi is released (1942)
  • June 15th - George Washington is appointed the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army(1775)
  • June 16th - The premiere of Ghostbusters II (1989)
  • June 17th - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City. (1885)
  • June 17th - King John signs the Magna Carta. (1215) 
  • June 18th -   Father's Day - third Sunday
  • June 18th - The first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica, NY. (1861)
  • June 18th - Women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting in Rochester, N.Y. (1873)
  • June 18th - Sally Ride becomes the first woman in space. (1983) 
  • June 19th -   Juneteenth Day
  • June 19th - After a 83 day filibuster, the Civil Rights act of 1964 is approved. (1964)  
  • June 20th -   Summer Solstice (The longest day of the year!)
  • June 20th - The first rocket plane to use liquid propellants is tested (1939)
  • June 21st - Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine. (1834)
  • June 22nd - Doughnuts are created. (1847)
  • June 23rd - US Secret Service is created. (1860)
  • June 24th - Henry VII is crowned the King of England. (1509)
  • June 26th - The Saint Lawrence Seaway is opened. (1959)
  • June 27th - The song "Happy Birthday to You" was first sung. (1859) Also, see Famous Birthdays
  • June 27th - The Federal Savings and Loan Association is created. (1934)
  • June 28th - Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending WW I (1919)
  • June 29th - Shakespeare' Globe Theater burns down. (1613)
  • June 30th - French acrobat Blondin crosses over the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (1859)

 


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