Holidays and Observances
2016 Daily Holidays that fall on June 2, include:
- National Bubba Day
- National Leave the Office Early Day - June 2 unless that day is on a weekend - It is on June 2, 2016
- National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
- Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day
2016 Weekly Holidays that include June 2, are:
- Black Single Parents Week - May 29 - June 4, 2016
- Great American Brass Band Week - June 2-5, 2016
- National Barefoot Week - June 1-7, 2016 (First Week in June)
2016 Monthly Holidays that include June 2, 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
- 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
- Vivid Sydney - May 22 - June 8, 2015 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!
The Astrological Sign for June 2 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
- 1423 - Ferdinand I of Naples (d. 1494)
- 1731 - Martha Washington, American wife of George Washington, 1st First Lady of the U.S. from 1789-1797 (d. 1802)
- 1904 - Johnny Weissmuller, Romanian-American swimmer (5 Gold Medals in the Olympics), and actor (Tarzan) (d. 1984)
- 1937 - Sally Kellerman, American actress and singer (M*A*S*H)
- 1941 - Stacy Keach, American actor and producer (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer)
- 1945 - Jon Peters, American film producer
- 1955 - Dana Carvey, American comedian, actor, and singer (Wayne's World series, Saturday Night Live)
- 1960 - Kyle Petty, American race car driver
- 1941 - Lou Gehrig, American baseball player, 1st baseman for the New York Yankee's (b. 1903)
- 1990 - Rex Harrison, English-American actor and singer (My Fair Lady (b. 1908)
- 2008 - Bo Diddley, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1928)
- 2012 - Richard Dawson, English-American actor (Hogan's Heroes), and game show host (Family Feud) (b. 1932)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1886 - 22nd and 24th U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom at the White House (The only President to wed in the executive mansion)
- 1919 - Physicist Albert Einstein marries his cousin Elsa Lowenthal
- 2012 - Actress Drew Barrymore marries writer Will Kopelman
Quote of the Day
International Volunteers Week is June 1-7, 2015, so this seemed like an appropriate Quote of the Day for June 2nd!
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of June is Disaster Preparedness Month. Kerry has done a great 10 page section on her Healthy Diet Habits website about Emergency Preparedness. Her family lived 5 miles from the 1994 Northridge earthquake in the Los Angeles area. She tells about their experiences, and gives lots of tips on how to prepare food and water and other emergency supplies during an emergency situation.
This Day in History
- 1835 - P.T. Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of the United States
- 1855 - The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine
- 1873 - Construction begins on Clay Street, in San Francisco for the world's 1st cable railroad
- 1896 - Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his invention, the radio
- 1910 - Charles Rolls, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by Plan. He was the co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited
- 1919 - Anarchists followers of Luigi Galleani, simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities
- 1924 - The Indian Citizenship Act is signed into law by U.S. President Calvin Coolidge which grants citizenship to all American Indians
- 1928 - Velveeta Cheese is created by Kraft
- 1952 - Maurice Olley of General Motors starts designing the Corvette
- 1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London
- 1986 - Regular TV coverage of the U.S. Senate sessions starts
- 1995 - U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady's F-16 is shot down over Bosnia, and he is forced to eject into hostile territory. After almost a week of evading the Serbs, he was rescued by Marines.
- 1997 - Timothy McVeigh is found guilty of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168
- 2014 - After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos I of Spain announced that he will be stepping down, and that his son, Crown Prince Felipe will succeed his father.
This Day in Music
- 1962 - I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles hits #1
- 1964 - The Rollings Stones 1st U.S. concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts
- 1966 - Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra hits #1 on the UK singles chart
- 1973 - Red Rose Speedway by Paul McCartney hits #1 on the U.S. album Charts
- 1973 - My Love by Paul McCartney hits #1 on the U.S. singles chart
- 1979 - Hot Stuff by Donna Summer hits #1
- 1984 - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham, hits #1 on the UK singles chart. It was written and produced by George Michael
- 1985 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears hits #1
- 1992 - Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album Shadows & Light
- 2002 - The Eminem Show by Eminem hits #1 on the US and UK album charts
Above is Wham's Wake Me Up Before You Go Go!
Please check out our Music Holidays page!
This Day in Sports
- 1780 - The Derby horse race in England, is held for the first time
- 1901 - Benjamin Adams is arrested for playing golf on a Sunday in New York
- 1925 - New York Yankee Lou Gehrig starts his 2,130 consecutive game streak
- 1935 - Babe Ruth announces his retirement as a player
- 1942 - Ted Williams of the Red Sox, enlists as a U.S. Navy aviator
- 1991 - Three "Andrettis" finished 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin (1st - Michael, 2nd - John, 3rd - Mario)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (transitive) To retire or put out of use dues to age.
2. (intransitive) To become obsolete or antiquated.
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