Category: June 28



    June 28th is International Body Piercing Day. The day recognizes the practice of body piercing and modification. It also promotes the education and awareness of both the culture and safety standards that should be practice with body piercing.

    Body piercing is not new, even though it’s much more prevalent than a few decades ago when only ears were pierced. No one knows when body piercing actually began. Ancient civilizations (such as Mayan)Nose used nose jewelry as a symbol of wealth. Records and evidence of piercing going back at least as far as Ancient Rome.

    Today, body piercing in all forms has grown in popularity among men and woman and across cultures. As the art form grows, the business and laws governing those businesses change around the country and world. In the United States, some states require studios to be licensed by the health department, while others have no legislation in place at all. Depending on where you work, having a piercing may be hazardous. However, in other positions, the personal expression of a piercing is an asset.


    When considering a piercing, make sure you use a reputable artist. Visit for a list of tips on finding the right studio for you. Are you an artist? Take steps to make your studio the best and safest for your customers and your art! They’ll keep coming back and recommend you for more. If you have a body piercing, when is the last time you removed the piercing and cleaned it?
    Use #Internationalbodypiercing to follow the conversation on social media.


    July 28th was selected for International Body Piercing Day because it is the birthday of the cosmetic piercing pioneer, Jim Ward. He opened Gauntlet, the world’s very first professional piercing studio in California in 1978. The holiday itself was reportedly begun by a friend of the great Mr. Ward to continue his legacy of piercing education and promote safety standards within the industry.


  • INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY – June 28 or October 22


    Go on. Type freely and without worry. Take the easy route. It’s INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY! No one will be able to tell if you’re shouting, celebrating or if you always type in all caps.

    It seems the world needs to use the caps lock so much, we recognize this day twice a year; October 22nd and June 28th.

    International Caps Lock Day pokes fun at the typographical way some Westerners use the caps lock. The founder of the October 22nd date, Derek Arnold, a software developer from Iowa, was quoted as saying, “…the majority of the world’s population writes in scripts which have no concept of letter casing.”

    That may be so, but the majority of the scripts in the world do have letter casing. And the rules applied to them vary depending on the language and the script. Whether a language uses Greek, Latin, Arminian, Coptic or several others, a bicameral script forms the typographical word. Even Eastern languages switch between forms and have developed uppercase letters as a way to identify works written in katakana.

    Typography and the development of written code for languages aside, Caps Lock Day provides an opportunity to add fun to our day and perhaps get away with a few shouted texts and tweets.


    Use your Caps Lock key, but not with abandon. While the rules for the day may have been thrown out the proverbial window, the day is not called All Caps All Day Day.  Enjoy the memes and use #CapsLockDay to share on social media.


    Derek Arnold founded International Caps Lock Day on October 22, 2000, as a parody on “small-mindedness of certain Western individuals.” The June 28th day commemorates the day Billy Mays died on June 28, 2009. His caps lock enthusiasm was broadcast through infomercials and made him internationally famous.




    Annually, National Logistics Day™ on June 28th promotes appreciation for the important role the logistics industry plays in both our national and global economies!


    The logistics industry first started to take form when Marco Polo traveled to China on the Silk Road. His detailed written record paved the way for future traders and merchants traveling between Europe and China. In 1896, the invention of the “horseless carriage” semi-truck improved how goods moved across our country. Just 14 years later, the first air cargo flight took place in 1910. The flight between Dayton and Columbus dramatically increased the speed with which goods could be delivered in the U.S. By 1956, the first container ship sailed from the port of New Jersey to Texas. Shipments forever changed how goods moved around the world. These advancements demonstrate how logistics connect the world – and always have.

    National Logistics Day logo

    Today, logistics expenses in the U.S. account for nearly 8% of everything we make and sell. That includes packaging, warehousing, shipping, and more. The third-party logistics (3PL) industry – those who help businesses efficiently manage logistics across their supply chains (from 3PLs to truckers to warehouse managers) – represents an $800 billion industry on its own.


    While celebrating the day, visit to read interesting facts about the logistics industry. When you are there, you can also grab a copy of the official holiday logo, or download a complimentary copy of the Logistics Careers For Dummies® eBook. Don’t forget to use the #NationalLogisticsDay hashtag to give social media shout-outs to friends, family, or colleagues working in the logistics and supply chain fields.


    Logistics Plus Inc founded National Logistics Day in 2019 to celebrate the important, growing logistics industry. Since 1996, Logistics Plus® has been doing its part to help support the logistics industry. It also creates both challenging and rewarding jobs in the U.S. and around the world – all with a Passion For Excellence™. The company’s global headquarters is located in the historic Erie, Pennsylvania train station. All around the building, nearly 50 country flags fly with each one representing the nationality of one of its employees or customers. This iconic hub for transportation and logistics services is the perfect venue for launching a National Logistics Day celebration.

    In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Logistics Day to be observed on June 28th annually.

    June 28th Celebrated History


    Heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia are assassinated by Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip. The assassination triggered a series of events leading up to World War I. Within a month, Austria-Hungry would declare war on Serbia. World War I lasted more than four years, devastating families, countries and economies. On the same day in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles brings an official end to the war.


    Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merge their companies creating Mercedes-Benz.


    A police raid sparks the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. The bar had a reputation for being friendly to the LGBT community and the resulting riot led to rallying support for the LGBT community.


    Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield’s ears during a match for the heavyweight title.

    June 28th Celebrated Birthdays

    Kathleen Bates – 1948

    “Face it, girls, I’m older and I have better insurance.” Kathy Bates as Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes

    The award-winning and versatile actress has gained a reputation for her powerful roles on both stage and screen. In 1991, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Misery. She also earned the 2014 Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a limit series or TV movie for her role in American Horror Story: Coven. Bates received a Tony nod in 1983 for ‘night, Mother.

    “I’m your number one fan.” Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in Misery

    John Elway – 1960

    John Elway’s memorable career as the quarterback for the Denver Broncos led to a business owner in the Denver area. The two-time Super Bowl champion is currently the General Manager and Executive vice president of football operations of the Denver Broncos.

    John Cusack – 1966

    The American actor gained prominence in the 1980s with films like Sixteen Candles and Say Anything. His latest production is My Only Sunshine directed by Mark Palansky.

    Elon Musk – 1971

    In 2002, the South African-born entrepreneur founded SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp). The private spaceflight company often partners with NASA.


    In 2017, National Day Calendar® began celebrating each state in the order they entered the union, starting the week of Independence Day and ending with Hawaii. We highlight a small part of each states’ history, foods and the people who make up the state. Many states have their own state celebrations, and National Day Calendar’s observances in no way replace them. There’s so much more to explore, we can’t help but celebrate our beautiful country even more!

    National Alaska Day | June 28
    National Alaska Day | June 28


    On June 28th, National Alaska Day recognizes the largest state to join the union and the Nation’s Last Frontier.


    Not only is Alaska the largest state, but it is also home to the highest mountain peaks in the country, including Mt. Denali. In The Last Frontier, it’s possible to test the theories associated with the Bering Land Bridge. Check out the remote and intriguing location of North America’s history.

    Populated by Inuit, Yupik, Tlingit, and others long before Russian and European explorers found their way to the Arctic land, Alaska supported the indigenous people with sufficient whale fat, beaver, and fish.

    The Land of the Midnight Sun led to the next great gold rush. In the Yukon, many would venture into the rugged North expecting to find riches in the Klondike. Those who did, would find it difficult to get it back out again…alive.

    The Iditarod takes place in Alaska and runs 1,150 miles from Anchorage to Nome. Honoring the traditions of the sled dog culture and the Iditarod Trail, the annual event draws thousands of spectators and online viewers. In 1925, Leonhard Seppala along with several other mushers delivered much-needed anti-diphtheria serum to Nome along the same route.

    On January 3, 1959, Alaska became the 49th state.

    The immense Denali National Park and Preserve is home to glaciers, fossil records, and a study in geology. All along the Alaska Range, the pristine wilderness provides hikers the most well-marked trails outstanding views, and peaceful vistas.

    Venture into Glacier Bay for glimpses of an icy blue you’ll see nowhere else on Earth. Listen for the rugged mountains of ice collapsing into the bay or seek the humpback whales breaking the surface. The sights and sounds of the bay are as abundant as the history, too.


    Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate National Alaska Day. Discover the wildest places and peaceful spaces. Go where the land meets the sky. Find adventure in The Land of the Midnight Sun and use #NationalAlaskaDay to share on social media.

    A civil rights leader for the Tlingit people, Elizabeth Jean Wanamaker Peratrovich, strived to bring to light the discrimination occurring in her state. Her efforts brought forth equal rights legislation in Alaska before the Civil Rights movement had picked up steam in the rest of the United States.
    Marie Smith Jones was the last native speaker of the Eyak language. She spoke the language fluently, and it was possible, through her, to create an Eyak dictionary with the help of the University of Alaska.
    The cartoonist of the syndicated Big George character, Virgil Partch created absurd situations with hilarious outcomes.
    Best known for his role in Pee-wee’s Playhouse, John Paragon has also taken on the co-writing and advised on Disney park attractions.
    Velma Wallis published two works of fiction about survival in ancient Alaska. Her memoir, Raising Ourselves, tells her coming of age story in the Alaskan Yukon.
    A right-handed pitcher, Curt Schilling, played for several Major League Baseball teams in his 20 seasons. The three-time World Series Champion played most notably for the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Boston Red Sox.
    Mario Chalmers is a point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies. He was drafted as the 34th pick overall in the 2008 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    Hidden Treasures

    Dr. Seuss House – Wasilla

    Santa Claus House – North Pole

    Totem Bight State Historical Park – Ketchikan

    Chicken of Chicken – Chicken

  • NATIONAL PARCHMENT DAY – Last Wednesday in June


    At the end of June each year, National Parchment Day brings innovation and convenience to the kitchen.


    While adding convenience, parchment also infuses flavor, locks in moisture, and preserves vital nutrients. It has also long been a part of the traditional French kitchen. Ever versatile, parchment easily transitions from skillet to oven and from the grill to the table. Its ability to be elegant and useful makes it one of the more effective tools in the kitchen.

    en Papillote

    en papillote: a cooking style where the food is wrapped in paper

    Cooking en papillote enhances natural flavors without synthetic sprays and high-fat oils. Culinary parchment also simplifies preparation and clean-up and is a much healthier and environmentally friendlier alternative to traditional cooking techniques. For centuries, the French have cooked with parchment using the en papillote technique, perfecting taste and texture along the way. As a result, parchment has long served as their secret to preparing wholesome, healthy meals.

    With all these added benefits, how could you ignore what parchment brings to the kitchen and the table? And let’s not forget the variety of parchment products that make composing delicious meals in the home kitchen a culinary success.


    Join the National Parchment Day celebration! Turn your kitchen into a parchment test kitchen.

    If you’ve never cooked with parchment, we also have 13 Ways to Celebrate with Parchment in Your Kitchen to get you started. Then, share your delicious results by using #NationalParchmentDay on social media.


    PaperChefPaperChef founded National Parchment Day in 2016. With local food movements on the rise, PaperChef is encouraging all culinary enthusiasts – from professional chefs to home cooks – to explore foods that mirror the “farm to fork movement.” The movement offers North Americans viable alternatives to their popular but non-compostable and non-recyclable counterparts, refusing to compromise on quality and integrity by manufacturing items that won’t live in landfills for centuries.

    On June 20, 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on the last Wednesday in June, annually.



    On June 28th each year, National Insurance Awareness Day encourages us to review our insurance policies.


    Insurance offers security, covering loved ones, and recovering losses in the event of damage, illness, or death. It offers protection but over time the value of our homes and the items in them may appreciate or change. What was once worth $100,000.00 a decade ago may be worth much more today. Be sure your policies keep up with the values.

    No matter where we live, replacing everything we own would be difficult if disaster struck. From the first-time apartment to the 30-year mortgage, our possessions, property, loved ones and even those who visit deserve the protection the comes with homeowners or renters policy.

    The observance offers an opportunity to learn more about the types of policies available, too. Here are some things to consider:

    • Get a free quote – this is a great way for renters or anyone considering a new policy to comparison shop.
    • Evaluate your current possessions.
    • How has your family changed? Has your family grown or have family members moved away? How many pets do you have?
    • Do you plan to buy a new home?
    • Do you need flood insurance?
    • Are there big changes ahead that will influence the amount of insurance you will need?

    While insurance doesn’t cover everything, it does ease the cost burden should a disaster strike. Other policies to review include your automobile and life insurance policies. Annual enrollments for health insurance take place at various times of the year. Making sure you know when your enrollment period begins and ends gives you an opportunity to make needed changes. It also serves as a reminder to use up any Flexible Savings Account funds before you lose them. 


    Take time to review your coverage to be sure you are not under or over-insured. We also have a list of valuable tips you can review to help you make decisions, too. Use #NationalInsuranceAwarenessDay to share on social media.


    National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this security holiday. While we do, check out these other home and health preparedness days:




    On June 28th, we remember fondly the tales of the big blue ox and a mighty lumberjack. It is National Paul Bunyan Day!


    Described as a giant and a lumberjack of unusual skill, Paul Bunyan is one of the most famous North American folklore heroes. In the tales, Paul Bunyan was almost always accompanied by his companion, Babe the Blue Ox.

    Was He Real?

    First appearing in print in 1906, in a story published by Northern Michigan journalist James MacGillivray, Bunyan’s character originated in folktales circulated among lumberjacks in the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada. One account states that the tales began during the Papineau Rebellion of 1837. In 1914, William Laughhead reworked the stories for a logging company’s advertising campaign. The campaign breathed new life into the growing legendary character of Paul Bunyan. It was the 1922 edition of Laughead’s tales that inspired many others and soon the character’s plaid shirt and far-fetched characteristics spread across all of the United States and Canada.

    Many cities in the north-central section of the United States, claim the title as the official home of Paul Bunyan.  

    Statue of Paul Bunyan in Akeley, MN
    Statue of Paul Bunyan in Akeley, MN
    The Folklore

    While folklore surrounds the lumberjack, Paul Bunyan is one character that has an origin story. One Paul Bunyan legend claims it took five storks to carry him as a newborn. As he grew a little older, when he clapped his hands and laughed, windows shook and shattered. The story continues that he sawed off the legs of his parents’ bed in the middle of the night when he was only seven months old. Folklore also credits Bunyan with forming the Grand Canyon as he and Babe the Blue Ox walked through, dragging his ax behind him. Another myth suggests Bunyan created the Great Lakes so Babe had a watering hole. 


    Read one or several of the Paul Bunyan tales. Share your adventures as you find the various statues dedicated to this folklore hero. Use #NationalPaulBunyanDay to share on social media. 


    National Day Calendar is researching the origin of this larger than life celebration.