June 30

June 30 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on June 30, include:

  • Asteroid Day 
  • Leap Second Time Adjustment Day 
  • Meteor Day 
  • National Haskap Berry Day - June 30, 2018 (Last Saturday in June)
  • National Ice Cream Soda Day  

2018 Weekly Holidays that include June 30, are:

  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 24-30, 2018 (Last Full Week of June)
  • Fish are Friends, Not Food Week! - June 24-30, 2018 (Last week of June)
  • National Lightning Safety Awareness Week - June 24-30, 2018 (Last Full Week of June)
  • National Mosquito Control Awareness Week - June 24-30, 2018 (Last Full Week in June)
  • National Prevention of Eye Injuries Awareness - June 27 - July 4 
  • North American Organic Brewers Days - June 29 - July 1, 2018 (Last Weekend in June)
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Week - June 24-30, 2018
  • Water Ski Days - June 29 - July 1, 2018 (Last Full Weekend in June)
  • Windjammer Days - June 24-30, 2018

2018 Monthly Holidays that include June 30, 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

  • Roswell UFO Festival - June 28 - July 1, 2018 - in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Tour de France - June 30 - July 22, 2018 - this is the world's most high profile bicycle race

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 30 is Cancer.


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

  • 1919 - Ed Yost, American inventor who invented the hot air balloon (d. 2007)
  • 1971 - Monica Potter, American actress (Con Air, Patch Adams, Parenthood)
  • 1985 - Michael Phelps, American swimmer who is the most decorated Olympian of all times with a total of 28 medals


Famous Deaths

  • 1785 - James Oglethorpe, English General and politician who was the founder and 1st colonial Governor of Georgia (b. 1696)
  • 2001 - Chet Atkins, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer who was known as "Mr. Guitar", and "The Country Gentleman" (b. 1924)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1831 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee marries Mary Curtis in Arlington Virginia
  • 2006 - U.S. Singer Jessica Simpson divorces Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees 
  • 2008 - Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John marries businessman John Easterling


Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day for June 30 is LOVE WINS!

LOVE WINS!


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

What determines a healthy recipe? What should you be looking for to determine if the recipes that look good to you, are actually healthy? There are millions of recipes to choose from!? A healthy diet habit is to choose great recipe choices most of the time!

Find out tips of what to look for to choose a healthy recipe from Kerry's  Healthy Diet Habits website!

What determines a healthy recipe? A healthy diet habit is to choose great recipe choices most of the time!

This Day in History

  • 1805 - The U.S. Congress organizes the Michigan Territory
  • 1864 - Yosemite Valley in California is granted for public use, resort, and recreation by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln
  • 1882 - Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington D.C. after he assassinated U.S. President James Garfield
  • 1906 - The Meat Inspection Act and Pure Food and Drug Act is passed by the U.S. Congress
  • 1937 - The world's first emergency telephone number (999), is introduced in London
  • 1953 - The first Chevrolet Corvette is made in Flint, Michigan
  • 1956 - 128 are killed when a TWA Super Constellation collides with a United Airlines DC-7 above the Grand Canyon in Arizona
  • 1960 - Congo gains independence from Belgium
  • 1966 - The U.S. largest feminist organization, The National Organization for Women is founded
  • 1971 - Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • 1977 - The Southeast Asia Treat Organization disbands
  • 1985 - Thirty nine American hostages are freed in Beirut after being hijacked on TWA Flight 847 and held for 17 days
  • 1990 - East and West Germany merge their economies
  • 2013 - Nineteen firefighters die during a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona

This Day in Music

  • 1971 - San Francisco's Fillmore West concert hall closes down
  • 1973 - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) by George Harrison hits #1 on the US singles chart
  • 2000 - Nine people are crushed to death at a Pearl Jam concert at Denmark's Roskilde Festival when the crowd rushes the stage
  • 2001 - The Rockabilly Hall of Fame opens in Jackson, Tennessee


This Day in Sports

  • 1965 - The Atlanta Falcons are granted a franchise by the NFL
  • 1970 - The Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati opens
  • 1987 - A new world record in high jump is set by Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden
  • 1988 - The city of Chicago agrees to build a new stadium so the White Sox won't move to Florida
  • 1994 - After 392 flawless games, the Giants outfielder Darren Lewis errors

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Miserabilist (noun)

1.  One who is unhappy, or extols being miserable as a virtue; a philosopher of pessimism.

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