Black Single Parents Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
Canadian Environment Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
End Mountain Top Removal Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
International Clothesline Week - June 3-10, 2017 (starts on the first Saturday in June)
National Commuter Challenge - June 4-10, 2017
National CPR and AED Awareness Week - June 1-7
National Fishing & Boating Week - June 3-11, 2017 (First Week in June)
National Fragrance Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
National Garden Week - June 4-11, 2017
National Headache Awareness Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
Pet Appreciation Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Week in June)
National Sun Safety Week - June 4-10, 2017
Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 - Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include June 5, 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.
June 5th is Hot Air Balloon Day! This is a picture that I took at the Great Reno Balloon Race on 9/11/2011, in Reno, Nevada. Check out the link for more of my photo's of this great event on my Truckee Travel Guide website.
World Festivals and Events
America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26, 2017 - June 12, 2017
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!
The Astrological Sign for June 5 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
1878 - Pancho Villa, Mexican general, revolutionary guerrilla leader (d. 1923)
1932 - Dave Gold, American businessman who founded the 99 Cents Only Stores (d. 2013)
1941 - Robert Kraft, American businessman who founded The Kraft Group
1951 - Suze Orman, American financial adviser, author, and television host
1956 - Kenny G, American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
1967 - Ron Livingston, American actor (Office Space, Band of Brothers)
1969 - Brian McKnight, American singer, songwriter, and producer
1971 - Mark Wahlberg, American model, rapper (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch), actor (The Departed, Lone Survivor), and producer
1993 - Conway Twitty, American country singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1933)
2004 - Ronald Reagan, American actor, Governor of California, and 40th President of the United States (b. 1911)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1999 - Actress Reese Witherspoon marries actor Ryan Phillippe
2004 - Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez marries actor and singer Marc Anthony
2012 - Actress Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Smash) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman after 10 years
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. coming shortly!
This Day in History
1817 - The Frontenac, the first Great Lakes steamer is launched
1837 - The Republic of Texas incorporates Houston
1851 - Uncle tom's Cabin, an anti-slavery serial by Harriet Beecher Stowe starts a ten month run in the National Era abolitionist newspaper
1942 - The United States declares war on Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania during World War II
1968 - Robert F. Kennedy, a U.S. Presidential candidate is shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a Palestinian and dies the next day
1975 - For the first time since the Six Day War, the Suez Canal opens
1976 - The Teton Dam in the US State of Idaho collapses
2001 - Tropical Storm Allison causes $5.5 billion in damages in Houston, Texas
2004 - Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States dies at age 93
This Day in Music
1956 - Elvis Presley sings his new single Hound Dog on The Milton Berle Show
1961 - Running Scared by Roy Orbison hits #1
1968 - Don't Pass Me By by The Beatles is recorded
1971 - You've Got a Friend by James Taylor is released
1993 - Should've Been a Cowboy by Toby Keith is his first #1 Country hit
This Day in Sports
1955 - New York Yankee Mickey Mantle hits a 550' HR
1981 - Nolan Ryan of the Astro's becomes the all time walk leader with 1,777 walks
1983 - Chris Evert beats Mima Jausovec in the 82nd Women's French Open (6-1, 6-2)
1988 - Steffi Graf beats Natalia Zvereva in the 87th Women's French Open (6-0, 6-0)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A vulgar individual, especially one who emphasizes or is oblivious to their vulgar qualities.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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