About the Month of June
Symbols of June

  • Birthstone: Pearl
  • Flower: Rose
  • Zodiac signs: Gemini and Cancer

First Weekend in June: National Doughnut Weekend
Accordion Awareness Month
Adopt A Cat Month
African-American Music Appreciation Month
Aquarium Month
Candy Month
Caribbean American Heritage Month
Dairy Month
Fight The Filthy Fly Month
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
Gay and Lesbian Pride Month
Great Outdoors Month
Iced Tea Month
Papaya Month

 

June has the Summer Solstice, the day with the longest daylight of the year, typically on June 21st, which is also National Nude day.

June is often considered a "summer month", whereas September is not. This is despite the fact that September has twice as many summer days as June.


June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological summer is June 1st. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological winter is June 1st.


The month of June is probably named after Juno, the wife of Jupiter, and queen of the gods [Hera in Greek mythology]. It was held sacred to her, and was thought by the Romans to be the luckiest month for marriage, since Juno was the Goddess of Marriage. Wherever the goddess went she was attended by her messenger Iris (the Rainbow), who journeyed so quickly through the air that she was seldom seen, but after she had passed there was often left in the sky the radiant trail of her highly-coloured robe.

Here are a few interesting things and the month of June along with some events that fall during this month:

  • De Soto claimed Florida for Spain, June 3, 1539.
  • U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot on June 5, 1968. He died the following day.
  • The YMCA was organized in London on June 6, 1844.
  • The Continental Congress adopted the Flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.
  • Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for rubber vulcanization, June 15, 1844.
  • The Ford Motor Company was founded on June 16, 1903.
  • Congress adopted the design for the Great Seal of the United States on June 20, 1782.
  • Eli Whitney applied for a patent on the cotton gin, June 20, 1793.
  • President Andrew Johnson announced the purchase of Alaska from Russia, June 20, 1867.
  • Daniel Carter Beard, founder of Boy Scouts of America, was born on June 21, 1850.
  • Cyrus McCormick was granted a patent for the reaper on June 21, 1834.
  • The United Nations Charter was signed by delegates from 50 nations at San Francisco on June 26, 1945.

 

 

 

 

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