Category: June 15



    Today is June 15 and we thought we would celebrate by throwing the newest, cleanest, and coolest party for National Foam Party Day! Imagine, a mountain of refreshing foam in your back yard piled six feet high!


    Beat the heat this summer by hosting a foam party and give your guests an unforgettable experience that is the latest party trend in America.

    What is a foam party? 

    A foam party is exactly what it sounds like! A party with foam, hosted by a foam expert known as a “Foamologist”. The Foamologist shoots foam towards an empty space in your backyard or party area, using a foam cannon.  Add music, lighting effects, a bubble machine, and a rinse station (for later) and you have a full-blown foam party.  Plus, your guests receive party toys, play games and win prizes just for being at the party.

    Are Foam Parties Safe? 

    Foam parties are safe for all ages. In fact, the foam used during foam parties are not only hypoallergenic, it’s also non-toxic. However, foam is a form of soap, so it’s recommended little ones wear swimming goggles during play. Luckily, foam parties have rinse stations as part of their package just in case someone get’s a little foam in their eyes. Don’t worry, clean up after a foam party is easy. The foam will dissipate on its own in under an hour or you can spray water on it to help speed up the process.

    Types of Themed Foam Parties

    There is nothing more exciting and entertaining than gathering with a close group of friends or family for a foam party. When choosing a theme for your foam party, you have the option to be specific to the occasion. Whether you decide on a kid friendly theme or an adult theme, working with the foam party company will help you bring your idea to reality. Here are a few ideas for your next foam party:

    • Beach or Luau
    • Pirate or Ocean Adventures
    • Winter Wonderland
    • Disco Party
    • Halloween

    Types of Specialized Foam Parties

    Foam party companies are able to mix a non-toxic dye into the solution and make colored foam. They can even make the foam glow at night by mixing in a special UV additive that will react to black lights!

    • Gender Reveal
    • Rainbow Party
    • Glow-in-the-Dark Party
    • Sensory-Friendly Party
    • Doggy Foam Pawty

    What is a Sensory-Friendly Foam Party?

    Party planners are able to request a special Sensory-Friendly version of a foam party that is custom designed for those with special needs. Guests are gradually introduced to the sights and sounds of a foam party, taking great care to ensure they feel comfortable and are able to enjoy the experience.

    Companies like Foam Daddy have foam products that are a Certified Autism Resource by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This credential is awarded to companies that provides resources to individuals with cognitive disorders.

    What is a Doggy Foam Pawty?

    Dogs love foam and this Pawty is just for them and their owners! Special music, toys, and treats will ensure our four-legged friends have a howling good time. You can bet your paws there will be plenty of great photo opportunities to be had!

    Who Are Foam Parties For? 

    People have parties for any occasion, which is why foam parties are great options for any gathering. Whether you’re planning a birthday party, or planning a family reunion, a foam party will make you the party planner of the year!

    • Birthdays
    • Graduations
    • Company picnics
    • Family gatherings
    • Summer camps
    • Schools
    • Daycares
    • Carnivals
    • Fundraisers
    • Church events
    • Community events
    • Color and mud runs
    • Pet adoption days
    • Just because

    Foam Party Facts

    • The first foam party dates back to the 1932 movie A Rhapsody in Black in Blue, where Louis Armstrong dances through foam while playing his trumpet.
    • Modern foam parties became popular during the 1990s on the island Ibiza in the Mediterranean sea.
    • Creators Weird Dream Productions receive credit for introducing the first foam dispenser when they would drop foam from the ceiling at dance clubs.
    • Roy Barlow from Entertainment Biz and Robin Wincup from Galaxy receive credit for the first foam cannon invention.
    • First appearing in the U.S. in 1993, foam parties were mostly found in European countries.


    • Hire a foam party company for your next gathering.
    • Give away a foam party to an organization that serves underprivileged kids in your area.
    • Learn about the different types of foam parties that will best fit your guest list.
    • Watch a foam party video to get an idea about how foam parties work before booking.
    • Book your foam party today.
    • Share your photos of your foam fun using #NationalFoamPartyDay on social media.


    In 2022, National Day Calendar began working with, Bubble Maniacs, and Foam Daddy to establish National Foam Party Day. Each year on June 15, we encourage everyone to celebrate the day by throwing a foam party to kick off the summer fun!



    Every year on June 15th, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day alerts others of the prevalence and horrors of elder abuse. It’s also a day to educate the public on knowing the signs of elder abuse and how to stop it.

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in six people 60 years and older experience abuse each year. Seniors in nursing homes and long-term care facilities are at greater risk of elder abuse. This type of abuse is widespread around the world. However, elder abuse cases are the least investigated types of violence. This means that many perpetrators get away with abusing the elderly.

    Types of Elder Abuse
    • Physical – the use of physical force that results in bodily injury
    • Sexual – nonconsensual sexual contact
    • Emotional – infliction of pain or anguish through verbal or non-verbal attacks
    • Financial Exploitation – illegal or improper use of funds or assets
    • Neglect – failure to fulfill the obligations of caring for someone

    Abandonment is also a type of elderly abuse. This occurs when a person who is responsible for the care of an elderly person deserts them. In most cases, elder abuse results in psychological damage for the victim. It can also lead to physical injuries and long-term health issues.

    The signs of elder abuse include mysterious cuts or bruises, malnourishment, poor hygiene, loss of money, and withdrawal from family members or friends. Seniors who are being abused might also have psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or confusion.

    If you suspect a loved one is the victim of elder abuse, it’s important to tell someone you trust. This could be your doctor, a friend, or a family member. Also, report the situation to the proper authorities, such as the nursing home staff. If the elder is in immediate danger, call the police or 911.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay

    Many organizations that advocate for the elderly hold special events to spread awareness for elder abuse. Your community and others around the globe also participate in events. These organizations also disseminate information on the prevention of elder abuse. The best way for you to participate in this day is to learn the signs of elder abuse so that you can better protect your aging loved ones. You can also donate to an organization that advocates for the elderly. These organizations include:

    • The AARP Foundation
    • American Health Care Association
    • Justice in Aging
    • National Council on Aging
    • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    You could also volunteer at a nursing home or get to know some of the seniors in your community. When seniors know someone is looking out for them, there is a reduced chance they will be the victim of elder abuse. Spread awareness for this day on social media with #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay or #WEAAD


    In June of 2006, the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) established World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On December 19, 2011, at the request of INPEA, the United Nations adopted a resolution for the important day. Since June 15th, 2012 WEAAD has been held as an official UN observance.


  • GLOBAL WIND DAY – June 15


    Every year on June 15th, Global Wind Day celebrates the power and possibilities that wind energy provides. It’s also a day for people to learn more about wind and this important type of energy.

    Have you ever complained about the wind? Sometimes the wind ruins a perfectly beautiful day. Wind also causes dust and debris to fly around. Another complaint of wind is that it causes soil erosion. If it’s too strong, the wind knocks down trees and causes other types of damage. But the wind can also be a good thing. Many companies are embracing the wind as an affordable type of energy. These companies use wind turbines to generate wind energy.

    According to the department of energy, wind energy provides the following benefits:

    • It is one of the most cost-effective sources of energy.
    • Wind energy is not dependent upon fossil fuels or coal, making it a clean energy source.
    • It is a sustainable source of energy that will never run out.

    Wind energy also creates jobs. In the United States, wind turbine service technicians are the second fastest growing occupation. Besides the U.S., many other countries are taking advantage of these benefits. Some of the top producers of wind energy throughout the world include China, Germany, India, Spain, United Kingdom, and Brazil.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #GlobalWindDay

    On this day, wind energy companies and organizations host a variety of events around the world. These events include educational seminars, visits to wind farms, wind turbine demonstrations, and parades. Here are more ways to participate:

    • Learn more about the benefits of wind energy.
    • Do a science project with your children that helps them learn more about wind.
    • If it’s windy outside, do a fun activity like fly a kite, play with a pinwheel, or catch leaves.
    • Find ways to determine the direction of the wind, such as using a weather vane or windsock.
    • Watch the movie The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

    Share a wind-related picture on social media with #GlobalWindDay.


    The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) organized the first Wind Day in 2007. In 2009 the EWEA joined forces with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and made it a worldwide event. In recent years, WindEurope and the GWEC have organized the day together. In 2012, the organizations sponsored a photo competition. People around the world were encouraged to enter photos that best captured the theme for the year. Recent themes have included “The Wind in Mind” and “Future Wind.”




    On the 15th of June, National Megalodon Day teaches us about the most massive shark that ever lived!


    The Megalodon swam the Earth’s oceans for 20 million years during the Cenozoic Era. Their mouths spanned 8 to 11 feet wide and were filled with rows of sharp teeth. With a bite force of over 40,000 pounds per square inch, a maximum weight of over 60 tons, and serrated teeth measuring near 7 inches, their prey did not stand a chance.

    Megalodon’s dentition consisted of 276 serrated teeth.
    They also had up to 6 rows of teeth called files.

    Megalodon ruled their watery habitats, eating large marine vertebrates. The phosphate deposits currently mined near Aurora, North Carolina (also known as Lee Creek), produce some of the finest and well-preserved examples of fossilized Megalodon teeth in the world. Numerous other Miocene and Pliocene aged fossils, including the whales Megalodon hunted, are also found along with the Megalodon’s magnificent teeth.

    Dentition describes the typical arrangement, development, number, and kind of teeth in a species’ mouth at any given age.
    Teeth help identify a fossil and are of particular interest where the Megalodon is concerned.

    Megalodon’s Extinction

    At the end of their era, the Megalodon grew to enormous sizes and dominated the oceans. Food was likely plentiful. As the Ice Age came, however, competition for survival may have become fierce. Their prey began to dwindle, and other species, like carnivorous whales, put up a good fight. It is also possible that the rise of its rival, the modern-day Great White Shark, was the catalyst for Megalodon’s extinction. Due to Megalodon’s large size, it could have been out-competed by the smaller, faster Great White Shark.

    Based on tooth size, the Megalodon Shark grew to 60 feet in length which is longer than a school bus!

    The Megalodon disappeared from the fossil record near the end of the Pliocene Epoch (some 3.6 to 2.58 million years ago), and when it did, amazing things began to happen. The fossil record and modern history show that whales and other sea animals grew larger. Without the mega predator, perhaps favorable conditions permitted survival long enough to thrive and grow to their larger sizes.

    What does all this mean for today’s sea life? Will another predator grow to dominate the seas? Or has the Megalodon’s time come and gone, leaving behind only a fossil record for us to explore? Celebrate and explore National Megalodon Day to learn more!


    National Megalodon Day encourages you to learn more about the “All-Time Alpha of Apex Predators” by visiting fossil and dinosaur museums near you, especially ones like the Aurora Fossil Museum in Aurora, North Carolina. Other ways to learn more include:

    • Take a trip to visit the Aurora Fossil Museum and Dig the Past in the museum’s Fossil Park.
    • If you live in North Carolina, sign up to get the AFM license plate.
    • Engage with the Aurora Fossil Museum by liking their social media pages.
    • View the AFM’s website ( for more information on the museum and the North Carolina State Fossil, Megalodon.
    • Read books or watch a documentary about the Megalodon.
    • Discover paleontology and the science behind fossils.

    Share your celebrations by using #NationalMegalodonDay on social media.


    Aurora Fossil Museum -Logo
    Aurora Fossil Museum – Aurora, North Carolina, USA –


    The 15th of June is designated as National Megalodon Day to honor the day that the Aurora Fossil Museum (AFM) first opened to the public, the 15th of June, 1978.

    The Aurora Fossil Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit science museum and education resource center whose mission is to educate the public about paleontology in an engaging manner while emphasizing the natural and cultural history of Eastern North Carolina. The AFM educates the public through exhibits, interactive inquiry-based activities, outreach programs, summer camps, events, field studies, and the Aurora Fossil Festival. The main museum houses a wide variety of Miocene and Pliocene fossils discovered in the neighboring phosphate mine, including some of the best Megalodon teeth in the world! The Megalodon is also the ‘Flagship Fossil’ of the AFM, as the mighty Megalodon Shark’s fossilized tooth adorns the museum’s logo!

    Dr. Bruce Worf, a longtime supporter of the AFM, with the help of Senator Bill Cook, spearheaded the effort to get the North Carolina Legislature to designate the Aurora Fossil Museum as a North Carolina State Attraction and enact a state attraction license plate featuring the AFM logo, a Megalodon shark tooth. AFM Executive Director Cynthia Crane, with the support of the Aurora Fossil Museum Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors, and Dr. Bruce Worf felt that the 15th of June would be the perfect day to celebrate the Aurora Fossil Museum with the designation of National Megalodon Day.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the first National Megalodon Day on June 15, 2021.


  • MAGNA CARTA DAY – June 15


    Magna Carta Day on June 15 commemorates the signing of the Great Charter that limited the powers of the English monarch.

    While the Magna Carta came about after barons rebelled against King John’s taxes and feudal law, it outlined specific rights and privileges previous documents had avoided. On June 15, 1215, King John signed the document at Runnymede.

    Some of the weight of due process written into our laws today comes from the articles written in the Magna Carta over 800 years ago. Trials by a jury of our peers and compensation for goods seized for national needs are all basic principals put forth in 1215.

    The design of the Magna Carta influenced the creation of significant documents that govern the modern world. In 1689, the English Bill of Rights was signed, which once again limited the power of the monarchy and 13 articles specifically outlined freedoms. The design and the concepts harken back to the Magna Carta. The United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and many states’ constitutions all relied upon the Magna Carta for guidance.


    Learn more about the Magna Carta by visiting The Magna Carta Project or visit one of the four remaining copies. There are two at the British Library, and one in Lincoln Cathedral. Salisbury Cathedral at Runnymede where King John agreed to the terms of the document retains the fourth copy. The museum there holds a festival annually in honor of the day. Use #MagnaCartaDay to share on social media.


    Magana Carta Day has been celebrated for generations.  However, there is no official recognition of the day. In fact, in 1947, there was a formal rejection of the day. You can read more about it at the National Archives of the United Kingdom website.




    The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) along with millions of photographers and photography lovers across the nation observe Nature Photography Day on June 15th. Nature lovers and photographers alike celebrate this day with enthusiasm. They capture the breath-taking beauty all around us and encourage others to see the wonders of our natural Earth.


    Whether they take photos of wildlife, landscapes, or both, they do so with a sense of awe. It’s in the spirit of preservation of these wonders that NANPA created the celebration. Every image that inspires us to care for our surroundings and preserve them for future generations celebrates the day.


    Explore the world around you. Use your dedicated camera and/or the camera on your phone to take some photos of nature. Places to celebrate the day include:

    • Take a guided tour through a local preserve.
    • Visiting a botanical garden.
    • Going bird watching.
    • Visiting a national park.
    • Watching a sunset or sunrise.
    • Visiting a lake, river, or the ocean.

    For those looking for photography tips, look no further. We have 13 ways to Get the Most From Your Digital Camera. What’s your favorite place for nature photography? Let us know using #NaturePhotographyDay on social media.

    Be sure to Tag us using #CelebrateEveryDay or #NationalDayCalendar so we will see the photos and images you share!



    NANPA designated the observance in 2009 to promote the enjoyment of nature photography. The calendar also includes these photography celebrations:



    On June 15th each year, National Smile Power Day shares one powerful expression.  


    From the good morning greeting and the first “How may I help you?” present yourself with a smile. No matter where you are employed, job seeking, retired, or looking for new horizons starting the day with a smile is certainly more empowering than a pout or grump. Starting with a smile first is easier than trying to get there later in the day. 

    When you smile at someone, you are telling them that they are valued and worth the smile that you just gave them. Smiles are morale boosters and confidence builders.

    Research has proven that smiling really does increase attractiveness and likability among humans. Smiling creates greater trust and increased interpersonal cooperation. Smiling at someone can help them to relax and relieve their stress while at the same time, it will make you feel at ease, too. Even if you do not feel like it, smiling will lift your mood and can make you a happier person.


    Challenge yourself to smile more often today. Use a smile to disarm a tense situation, or simply smile during your daily tasks. Are you having trouble smiling?

    Tips to Help You Smile
    • Think of a few happy moments that automatically generate a smile for you. You know, those moments where you belly laughed until your stomach hurts or a time when you were so pleased with yourself your face hurt from smiling. Keep those memories handy and use them to help you smile more often.
    • Save a couple of short jokes that are just so silly you can’t help but smile. Tell them to others, too. The best ones are simple children’s jokes or riddles that play on words. 
    • Learn Spoonerisms. This fun way of swapping letters in two words in a phrase to make new words make people stop and think. And then they smile and so will you! An example of a Spoonerism is instead of ordering peas and carrots at a restaurant you say, “I’ll have the keys and parrots.”
    • Make a list of the things you’re grateful for. Which ones make you smile? Keep the list handy and refer to it often. Add to it and feel your smiles add up. 

    Use #SmilePowerDay on social media.

    Families and educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom to discover projects and ideas that will help you Celebrate Every Day!


    National Day Calendar is researching the history of this happily powerful day. While we do, we invite you to explore these other joyful days:


    June 15th Celebrated History


    The former slave, Henry Ossian Flipper became the first African American to graduate from West Point. He entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1873 after attending Atlanta University.


    Bessie Coleman became the first woman pilot of African-American and first pilot of Native-American descent. Since no flight schools in the United States would admit her, she traveled to France in 1920. There Coleman earned her pilot’s license on June 15, 1921. Once she obtained her license, Coleman turned to barnstorming to make a living. Once again, she turned to Europe to learn the skills for exhibition flying. Through the years, she earned the nickname “Queen Bess” at events for her flamboyant style. Coleman died tragically as a passenger at the age of 34 when she was thrown from a plane after the pilot lost control.


    Twenty-two years after President Calvin Coolidge signed the bill providing for the creation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Congress authorized the boundaries and construction of facilities for the park. Even before the park’s completion six years later, visitors from all over the country began flocking to see its marvelous sights.


    The first successful tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls is completed. American Nikolas Wallenda completed the feat, adding it to his growing list of acrobatic and aerial feats.

    June 15th Celebrated Birthdays

    Fred Balzar – 1880

    Business leader and lawman, Fred Balzar also served as state senator and assessor before being elected Governor of Nevada.

    Don McGregor – 1945

    Comic book writer, Don McGregor, brought a thrilling new series to the Marvel family through Black Panther. Interestingly, he started off as a proofreader who challenged the editorial staff for a better concept. The challenge was returned, leaving McGregor with the task of turning the project into a creative success.

    Jack Horner – 1946

    Noted paleontologist, Jack Horner, has made several contributions to the paleontological community. From the discovery of new dinosaurs and their behaviors to publishing numerous articles, books, and children’s books.

    Ice Cube – 1969

    Born O’Shea Jackson, the American rapper and filmmaker helped bring gangsta rap to the mainstream with his album Straight Outta Compton.