Welcome to Time for the Holidays! Here is a collection of holidays, news and horoscope information for the day June 4th.
June 4th Holidays
- Audacity to Hope Day
June 4th is a holiday is for all those who hope, try, and work towards things that seem impossible. It is a day for all those who have dreams and goals to take one more step in achieving them.
- Hug your Cat Day
June 4th is Hug your Cat Day! Just hug your cat today and show them some extra love! In fact, maybe do that every day!
- International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children. Its work is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. Learn More: Child Victim Day.
- National Cheese Day
June 4th is National Cheese Day, a day to celebrate Swiss, Cheddar, Muenster, Asiago, Brie and any other one you can think of! So turn on your culinary skills today and try out some new cheese recipes or maybe break out of the norm and try a new type of cheese today! We dare ya!
- National Cognac Day
Each year on June 4th, brandy lovers and distillers celebrate National Cognac Day. A well-known variety of brandy, Cognac was named after the town of Cognac in France in which it is produced.
- National SAFE Day
In 2016, the Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation founded National SAFE Day to raise awareness about gun safety. On June 4, 2013, Brooklynn Mae Mohler was the victim of a preventable shooting due to an unsecured firearm in a friend’s home. June 4th and National SAFE Day is meant to prevent tragedy from repeating itself. One in every three households in the United States has a gun stored somewhere inside. The Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation is committed to ending senseless child deaths through education of responsible gun ownership and empowering parents to ask about guns where their children visit.
- Old Maid’s Day
June 4th is Old Maid’s Day. In 1948, Marion Richards of Jeffersonville, Pa, held the first Old Maid’s Day gathering. According to a June 4, 1982, Asbury Park Press article, “Guests ranged from 75 years old down to an age when hope still flickered.” This day was created to honor all the contributions single women offer to their communities and their families. Single women play a major role in many areas of the schools, churches, offices, their communities and their families.
- Shopping Cart Day
June 4th is a day to respect the shopping cart, and all that has put in it throughout the years, from the things we buy to the children we push around. Nowadays a cart has a whole new meaning. How many of you have online carts full just waiting to be purchased?
June 4th Zodiac
Time period: May 21 – June 21
Ruling planet: Mercury
Zodiac quality: Mutable
Color: Light-Green, Yellow
Lucky Numbers: 5, 7, 14, 23
Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas.
Geminis like books and talking a lot and going on trips.
Weaknesses: Geminis have a nervous energy, they can be inconsistent and have a hard time making up their mind. They don’t like routines, they get bored easy and they love being spontaneous.
June 4th Trivia
- 1561 – The steeple of St Paul’s, the medieval cathedral of London, is destroyed in a fire caused by lightning and is never rebuilt.
- 1896 – Henry Ford completes the Ford Quadricycle, his first gasoline-powered automobile, and gives it a successful test run.
- 1912 – Massachusetts becomes the first state of the United States to set a minimum wage.
- 1913 – Emily Davison, a suffragette, (women fighting for the right to vote) runs out in front of King George V’s horse at The Derby. She is trampled, never regains consciousness, and dies four days later.
- 1917 – The first Pulitzer Prizes are awarded: Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliott, and Florence Hall.
- 1919 – Women’s rights: The U.S. Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage (right to vote) to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
- 1920 – Hungary loses 71% of its territory and 63% of its population when the Treaty of Trianon is signed in Paris.
- 1944 – Michelle Phillips, American singer-songwriter and actress was born.
- 1968 – Scott Wolf, American actor was born.
- 1974 – Angelina Jolie is an American actress, was born in Los Angeles, CA.
- 1998 – Terry Nichols is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
- 1956 – Keith David, American actor was born.
- 2010 – Falcon 9 Flight 1 is the maiden flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 40.
- 2020 – Hundreds of people in Minneapolis attended the first of many memorials for George Floyd, a black American who was killed in police custody, spurring global outrage. The Rev. Al Sharpton delivered a eulogy.
- 2021 – Prince Harry and Meghan Duke and Duchess of Sussex delivered a baby girl named Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor in Santa Barbara, California. The names pays tribute to both Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana, Harry’s mum.