June 15

June 15 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on June 15, include:

  • Corpus Christi - June 15, 2017
  • Global Wind Day - June 15, 2017
  • Magna Carta Day 
  • National Career Nurse Assistants Day - June 15, 2017
  • National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers 
  • National Dump the Pump Day - June 15, 2017
  • National Lobster Day 
  • Native American Citizenship Day 
  • Nature Photography Day 
  • Recess at Work Day - June 15, 2017 (Third Thursday in June)
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 
  • Worldwide Day of Giving 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include June 15, are:

  • National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 11-17, 2017 (Week with June 12th in it)
  • National Body Piercing Week - June 11-16, 2017
  • National Flag Week - June 11-17, 2017 (The Week that starts with June 9th, so it includes June 14th - Flag Day)
  • National Hermit Week - June 13-20
  • National Little League Baseball Week - June 12-18, 2017 (Week beginning on the Second Monday in June)
  • National Nursing Assistants Week - June 15-22, 2017
  • Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 - Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
  • Worldwide Knit (and Crotchet) in Public Week - June 11-19, 2016

2017 Monthly Holidays that include June 15, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our June Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of June.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.


World Festivals and Events

  • Vivid Sydney - May 26 - June 17, 2017 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
  • Expo 2017 - Universal Exposition held between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
  • US Open Golf Championship - June 15-18, 2017


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 15 is Gemini.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of June are:

  • The Rose which is the most popular flower in the world, symbolizes love and appreciation!
  • Honesuckle which signifies a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.

Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for June is:

  • Pearls which have been popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty.
  • Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rate and change color based on the lighting
  • Moonstone


Famous Birthdays

  • 1330 - Edward, the Black Prince of England (d. 1376)
  • 1479 - Lisa del Giocondo, Italian model who was the subject of the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci which has become the most famous painting in the world (d. 1542)
  • 1767 - Rachel Jackson, American wife of Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States (d. 1828)
  • 1937 - Waylon Jennings, American country singer, songwriter, and guitarist (The Highwaymen) (d. 2002)
  • 1964 - Courteney Cox, American actress, director, and producer (Friends, Scream)


Famous Deaths

  • 1849 - James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician who became the 11th President of the U.S. in 1845-1849  (b. 1795)
  • 1966 - Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • 2002 - Choi Hong Hi, South Korean general and martial artist who founded Taekwondo (b. 1918)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1777 - Betsy Ross, the seamstress of the first American Flag marries mariner Joseph Ashburn
  • 1905 - Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustaf, Crown Prince of Sweden
  • 2010 - Actor Harrison Ford marries actress Calista Flockhart


Quote of the Day

Today is Worldwide Day of Giving!


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Info. to come shortly!


This Day in History

  • 1215 - King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta
  • 1648 - The first execution for Witchcraft happened when margaret Jones was hanged in Boston
  • 1667 - Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys does the first human blood transfusion
  • 1752 - Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity
  • 1775 - George Washington is appointed the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army
  • 1776 - Delaware votes to separate officially from Pennsylvania and suspend government under the British Crown
  • 1836 - Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. State
  • 1844 - Charles Goodyear obtains a patent for vulcanization, to strengthen rubber
  • 1864 - The Arlington National Cemetery is establish when 200 acres are set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton
  • 1896 - 22,000 people are killed in Japan during their deadliest tsunami
  • 1916 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America
  • 1934 - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded in Tennessee and North Carolina
  • 1944 - During World War II, the United States invade Japanese occupied Saipan
  • 1970 - Charles Manson goes on trial for the Sharon Tate murders
  • 1985 - Rembrandt's painting Danae is attacked by a man who cuts the painting twice with a knife and throws sulfuric acid on the canvas
  • 1991 - Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupts and 800 people are killed
  • 2012 - Nik Wallenda is the first person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls

This Day in Music

  • 1965 - Like a Rolling Stone is recorded by Bob Dylan
  • 1991 - Rush, Rush by Paula Abdul hits #1 in the US with the video featuring Keanu Reeves (see our video of the day for June 8)
  • 1994 - The Disney film, The Lion King debuts, with the soundtrack ultimately going Diamond with over 10 million copies sold
  • 1999 - Supernatural is an album released by Santana that hits #1. The single, Smooth is below.


This Day in Sports

  • 1909 - The Imperial Cricket Conference is formed when Representatives from England, Australia, and South Africa meet at Lord's
  • 1928 - Ty Cobb steals home for his 50th and final time
  • 1951 - Joe Louis has his last knock out victory
  • 1975 - Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova at the 74th Women's French Open (2-6, 6-2, 6-1)

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Encapsulate (verb)

1. To cover something as if in a capsule.
2. To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.

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