All About June 6th
Here is a collection of all the things you’ve ever wanted to know about June 6th. What happened on this day, which celebrity shares a birthday with you and what silly holidays fall on June 6th?
June 6th Holidays
- Atheist Pride Day
Visit: Atheism is an absence of belief in the existence of deities. https://www.atheists.org/2013/06/atheist-pride-day/
D-Day is June 6, 1944, the day in World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.
- Drive-in Movie Day
National Drive-In Movie Day on June 6th each year commemorates the day the first drive-in theater opened. Richard M. Hollingshead Jr. of Camden, New Jersey created the drive-in theater and he opened the first one on June 6, 1933.
- National Applesauce Cake Day
Happy National Applesauce Day. Applesauce is celebrated every June 5th. So why not try to make some homemade applesauce?
- National Eyewear Day
Zyloware Eyewear founded National Eyewear Day in 2016 to celebrate the benefits of improved vision and the many styles available. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on June 6th, annually. Zyloware Eyewear was founded in 1923 by Joseph Shyer and has been family-owned and operated for 93 years.
- National Gardening Exercise Day
So today, June 5th, while you are gardening, make sure to do some extra stretches and squats while you are watering and planting!
- National Higher Education Day
National Higher Education Day is observed annually on June 6th. Celebrate by advocating for higher education on your social media sites. Specifically, you can post photos about your education, your future academic goals, or how your education has helped you in your career. Learn more at https://nationalhighereducationday.org/.
- National Hunger Awareness Day
June 6th is a good day to start volunteering or donating to your local food shelters and doing what you can to help hunger in your community.
- National Yo-yo Day
Pedro Flores, a Philippine immigrant was selling a toy labeled with the name, “yo-yo,” meaning “come-come” in the native language of the Philippines. In early 1929, Flores had set up financing, set up a firm and manufactured more than 100,000 yo yos. Chicago businessman Donald F. Duncan Sr. a marketer, entrepreneur, and manufacturer of wooden novelty items and toys, recognized the yo-yo’s potential as raised $5,000 to purchase initial rights to the yo-yo from Flores and founded Donald F. Duncan Inc and became the country’s leading yo-yo producer.
- Russian Language Day
UN Russian Language Day is observed annually on June 6. The event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2010. UN Russian Language Day coincides with the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian language.
June 6th 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 6th Trivia
- 913 – Emperor Alexander III dies of exhaustion while playing the game tzykanion (Byzantine name for polo). He is succeeded by his 8-year-old nephew Constantine VII.
- 1243 – Alix of Brittany, Dame de Pontarcy; Breton noble is born.
- 1654 – Queen Christina abdicates the Swedish throne and is succeeded by her cousin Charles X Gustav.
- 1735 – Anton Schweitzer, German composer is born.
- 1749 – The Conspiracy of the Slaves in Malta is discovered.
- 1756 – John Trumbull, American soldier and painter is born.
- 1844 – The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London.
- 1868 – Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England was born.
- 1892 – The Chicago “L” elevated rail system begins operation.
- 1912 – The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
- 1923 – V. C. Andrews, American author, illustrator, and painter is born.
- 1939 – Judge Joseph Force Crater, New York Supreme Court Justice, known as the “Missingest Man in New York”, is declared legally dead.
- 1944 – World War II , Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy.
- 1946 – The Basketball Association of America is founded in New York City.
- 1951 – Dwight Twilley, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist is born.
- 1956 Björn Borg, Swedish tennis champion (Wimbledon 1976-79), born in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 1956 – Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut was born in NYC, New York.
- 2017 – The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, suggests that Donald Trump’s U.K. visit should be cancelled after his tasteless reaction to the attack in London.
- 2017 – Bill Clinton says ‘Today’ interview about #MeToo, Lewinsky wasn’t his ‘finest hour’ after saying he apologized publicly but never personally to Monica Lewinsky.
- 2021 -The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Sunday announced the birth of their daughter Lilibet “Lili” Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. The name pays tribute to Harry’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, and grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. Meghan gave birth to a 7lb 11oz daughter in California and “both mother and child are healthy and well,” Meghan’s press secretary said.