Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Sixth Month

June, named after Juno, the goddess of marriage, is the sixth month of the year, and is one of the four months with a length of 30 days. Just like the month of May, no other month begins on the same day as June. This is also the month with the longest daylight hours of the year.
June's birthstones are the Alexandrite, the Moonstone, and the Pearl. Its birth flowers are the honeysuckle and the rose.
Those born before June 20th are considered Gemini and those born after June 21st are under the sign of Cancer.

 Famous Birthdays: 

June 1--Marilyn Monroe (1926) 

June 2—Brent Miller

June 9--Johnny Depp (1963) 

June 11--Hugh Laurie (1959) 

June 16--Diana DeGarmo (1987) Singer

               Denise Stanley (1962) Writer

               Erich Segal (1937) Author and screenwriter of "Love Story."

               Joyce Carol Oates (1938) Author

               Stan Laurel (1890) Actor 

June 18--Paul McCartney (1942) 

June 21—Lee Horton 

June 22--Meryl Streep (1949) 

June 23—Chase Gunnoe 

June 25--George Orwell (1903) 

June 26--Derek Jeter (1974) 

June 27--Bob (Captain Kangaroo) Keeshan (1927) 

June 30—Carson Gunnoe 

Events in June: 

Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee - Celebration of the Queen of England's 60 year reign. 

 Adur Festival - The annual arts event in West Essex, England runs the first two weeks of June. 

National Rocky Road Day  

Applesauce Cake Day - June 6th. 

Father's Day - First Sunday in June.

Kamehameha Day - June 11th is a Hawaiian state holiday honoring the first ruler of the one-time kingdom. 

Flag Day - June 14th commemorates the adoption of the American Flag. 

Eat Your Vegetables Day - June 17th. 

Go Skateboarding Day - Celebrated on June 21.  

Kitchen Klutzes of America Day - June 23rd. (That’s me!) 

Icelandic folklore says that bathing naked in the morning dew on June 24th will keep aging at bay. (Worth a try!) 

National Chocolate Pudding Day - June 26th. 

June is: 

Audiobook Month 

Flag Month 

National Dairy Month 

National Candy Month 

National Hunger Awareness Month 

National Seafood Month 

National Iced Tea Month



Jim said...

Good facts about June Peg. Took some time. Interesting.

Dennis J. said...

Nice. Thanx.

Claire Swenson said...

I'm in for the 6th and the 21st but I'm not sure what my neighbors would think of the 24th! And I'm all for the 26th!

Peggy~ said...

C'mon, Claire, anyone who can make a perfect snow angel can surely bathe in the morning dew.. Who knows, some of your neighbors might join you. :)) I'm with you on the 26th... definitely!

Sarah said...

I think number 24 sounds like fun. Think of the benefits!