plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in June...
June 1 / 1770 - Benedict Arnold is court-martialed / 1926 - Marilyn Monroe born / 1980 - CNN launched / Flip a Coin Day / Go Barefoot Day
June 2 / 1865 - American Civil War ends / 1921 - Flash floods ravage Colorado / 1935 - Babe Ruth retires / 1997 - McVeigh convicted for Oklahoma City bombing / I Love My Dentist Day / Bubba Day / Rocky Road Day
June 3 / 1864 - Union disaster at Cold Harbor / 1965 - An American walks in space / 1989 - Crackdown at Tiananmen Square begins / Egg Day / Repeat Day
June 4 / 1876 - Express train crosses the USA in 83 hours / 1940 - Dunkirk evacuation begins / 1942 - Battle of Midway begins / Hug Your Cat Day / Old Maid Day
June 5 / 1933 - FDR takes United States of the gold standard / 1967 - Six Year War begins / 1968 - Bobby Kennedy is assassinated / Gingerbread Day / World Environment Day
June 6 / 1944 - D-Day, Allied Forces invade France / 1933 - First drive-in movie theater opens / 1981 - Train avoids cow, but kills 600 / Gardening Exercise Day / Yo-Yo Day
June 7 / 1866 - Chief Seattle dies near the city named for him / 1893 - Ghandi's first act of civil disobedience / 1913 - First successful ascent of Mt. McKinley / Daniel Boone Day / Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8 / 1948 - First Porsche completed / 1968 - King assassination suspected arrested / 1949 - FBI report names Hollywood figures as communists / Best Friends Day / Name Your Poison Day
June 9 / 1534 - Cartier discovers the St. Lawrence River / 1856 - Mormon handcart pioneers depart for St. Lake City / 1973 - Secretariat wins Triple Crown / Strawberry Rhubarb Day
June 10 / 1692 - First Salem witch hanging / 1752 - Franklin flies kite during thunderstorm / 1935 - Alcoholics Anonymous founded / Herb and Spice Day / Iced Tea Day
June 11 / 1950 - Ben Hogan wins courageous U.S. Open comeback / 1962- Alcatraz proves escapable for three men / 1955 - Tragedy at Le Mans /Corn on the Cob Day / King Kamehameah Day
June 12 / 1862 - J.E.B Stuart rides around the Union Army / 1942 - Anne Frank receives a diary / 1987 - Reagan challenges Gorbachev / Machine Day / Red Rose Day
June 13 / 323 - Alexander the Great dies / 1381 - Peasant army marches in to London / 1966 - Miranda rights are established / 1983 - Pioneer 10 departs solar system / Kitchen Klutzes of America Day / Peanut Butter Cookie Day
June 14 / 1777 - Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes / 1789 - Bounty mutiny survivors reach Timor / 1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe is born / 1940 - German troops enter Paris / Flag Day / Pop Goes the Weasel Day
June 15 / 1215 - Magna Carta sealed / 1775 - Washington assigned to lead the Continental Army / 1846 - U.S. - Canadian border established / 1904 - River excursion ends in tragedy / Lobster Day / Smile Day
June 16 / 1884 - First roller coaster in America opens / 1858 - Lincoln warns that America is becoming a "house divided" / 1963 - First woman in space / Fudge Day
June 17 / 1775 - Battle of Bunker Hill / 1885 - Statue of Liberty arrives in America / 1994 - O.J. Simpson police chase / Eat Your Vegetables Day / Fathers Day
June 18 / 1812 - War of 1812 begins / 1815 - Napoleon defeated at Waterloo / 1984 - Radio talk-show host gunned down for controversial views / Picnic Day
June 19 / 1953 - Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed / 1905 - First Nickelodeon opens / 1972 - Curt Flood free agent baseball player case decided / Juneteenth Day / Sauntering Day
BE CREATIVE, make your response interesting and fun to read.
TAKE PRIDE in your work.
EDIT AND SHARE the final product with others.
May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
June 20 / 1941 - Ford signs first contract with autoworker's union / 1975- Movie "Jaws" is released / 1977 - Oil flows in Alaska / Ice Cream Day / Vanilla Milkshake Day
June 21 / 1788 - U.S. Constitution ratified / 1970 - Pele leads Brazil over Italy / 1982 - Hinckley found not guilty by reason of insanity / Cuckoo Day / Go Skateboarding Day
June 22 / 1611 - Hudson set adrift by mutineers / 1944 - FDR signs of GI bill / 1986 - Hand of God helps out Maradona / Chocolate Eclair Day / Onion Rings Day
June 23 / 1902 - "Mercedes" registered as a brand name / 1972 - Title IX law enacted to provide equality to female athletes 1989 - Movie Batman is released / Pink Day / Typewriting Day
June 24 / 1948 - Soviets blockade West Berlin / 1966 - Senate passes Auto Safety legislation / 1997 - U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell / Museum Comes to Life Day / Swim a Lap Day
June 25 / 1876 - Indians defeat Custer at Little Big Horn / 1950 - Korean War begins / 2009 - King of Pop, "Michael Jackson" dies / Catfish Day
June 26 / 1541 - Conqueror of the Incas assassinated / 1807 - Lightening strikes in Luxembourg / 1948 - U.S. begins Berlin airlift / Beauticians Day / Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27 / 1844 - Mormon leader killed by mob / 1922 - First Newbery Medal for children's literature / 1976 - Ebola virus outbreak in Sudan / Orange Blossom Day / Sunglasses Day
June 28 / 1914 - Archduke Ferdinand assassinated / 1922 - Two big quakes rock California / 1953 - First Corvette assembled in Flint, Michigan / Paul Bunyan Day
June 29 / 1613 - Globe Theater burns down / 1972 - U.S. Supreme Court strikes down death penalty / 1995 - U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station / Camera Day / Waffle Iron Day
June 30 / 1520 - Spanish retreat from Aztec capital / 1859 - Daredevil crosses Niagara Falls / 1934 - Night of the Long Knives / 1971 - Soviet cosmonauts perish in reentry disaster / Meteor Day