Holidays and Observances
2020 Daily Holidays that fall on June 15, include:
- Global Wind Day
- Magna Carta Day
- National Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers
- National Lobster Day
- Native American Citizenship Day
- Nature Photography Day
- Ride to Work Day (Motorcycles) - June 15, 2020 (Third Monday in June)
- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
- Worldwide Day of Giving
2020 Weekly Holidays that include June 15, are:
- Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 14-20, 2020 (Third Week in June)
- Greencare for Troops Week - June 14-20, 2020
- Meet a Mate Week - June 15-21, 2020
- National Flag Week - June 14-20, 2020 (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 14-20, 2020 (Week beginning on the Second Monday in June)
- National Men's Health Week - June 15-21, 2020 (Week ending with Father's Day)
- National Pet Wedding Week - June 14-20, 2020
- National Play Catch Week - June 14-20, 2020
- National Right of Way Professionals Week - June 14-20, 2020
2020 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.
- A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
- 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
- US Open Golf Championship - June 15-21, 2020
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.
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
- 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)
- 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
1. To cover something as if in a capsule.
2. To epitomize something by expressing it as a brief summary.
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