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June 1, 2022 - NATIONAL SAY SOMETHING NICE DAY - NATIONAL GO BAREFOOT DAY – WORLD REEF AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL RUNNING DAY – NATIONAL OLIVE DAY - NATIONAL NAIL POLISH DAY – NATIONAL HEIMLICH MANEUVER DAY – NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY – NATIONAL PEN PAL DAY

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JUNE 1, 2022 | NATIONAL SAY SOMETHING NICE DAY | NATIONAL GO BAREFOOT DAY | WORLD REEF AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL RUNNING DAY | NATIONAL OLIVE DAY | NATIONAL NAIL POLISH DAY | NATIONAL HEIMLICH MANEUVER DAY | NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY | NATIONAL PEN PAL DAY

NATIONAL SAY SOMETHING NICE DAY | JUNE 1

On National Say Something Nice Day we have an opportunity to make June 1st extra pleasant for everyone. Read more…

National Go Barefoot Day | June 1

NATIONAL GO BAREFOOT DAY | JUNE 1

National Go Barefoot Day on June 1st gives us an opportunity to kick off your shoes and run barefoot through the cool grass! More importantly, it is a day to help support a charity that provides millions of underprivileged children all around the world with shoes. Read more…

World Reef Awareness Day | June 1

WORLD REEF AWARENESS DAY | JUNE 1

World Reef Awareness Day on June 1st serves as a call to action for consumers, businesses and organizations to reflect on the delicate ecosystem of our ocean’s coral reefs. The day brings together the general public, influencers and opinion leaders to create active change through education and engagement. Read more…

National Running Day | First Wednesday in June

NATIONAL RUNNING DAY | JUNE 1

Each year on the first Wednesday in June, people across the United States participate in National Running Day.  The day was designated as a way for runners to reaffirm their passion for running and for beginners to make a life-changing commitment to running. Read more…

National Olive Day | June 1

NATIONAL OLIVE DAY | JUNE 1

National Olive Day on June 1st each year celebrates one of the world’s oldest fruits.  The olive is part of a traditional meze/tapas culinary experience that brings families and friends around the table rather than in the kitchen sharing time together. Another symbol we receive from this delicious fruit is the olive branch. As a symbol of peace, hope, love and friendship, it’s another excellent reason to celebrate the day and acknowledge the joy this little fruit provides. Read more…

National Nail Polish Day | June 1

NATIONAL NAIL POLISH DAY | JUNE 1

On June 1st each year, National Nail Polish Day primes us with every shade under the sun. Sandals and beaches mean manicures and pedicures, too. Read more…

National Heimlich Maneuver Day | June 1

NATIONAL HEIMLICH MANEUVER DAY | JUNE 1

Each year on June 1st, National Heimlich Maneuver Day recognizes a life-saving technique. The Heimlich Maneuver uses abdominal thrusts to force air from the lungs. The forced air expels an object on which someone is choking. Dr. Henry J. Heimlich created this life-saving procedure in 1974.  “The Heimlich Maneuver” is also referred to as “Abdominal Thrusts.” The observance also kicks off National Safety Month, and the Heimlich Maneuver is just one of the many steps you can take this month. Read more…

National Hazelnut Cake Day | June 1

NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY | June 1

June 1st is a day to spend some time in the kitchen baking up a delicious hazelnut cake as you take part in National Hazelnut Cake Day. Read more…

National Pen Pal Day | June 1

NATIONAL PEN PAL DAY |JUNE 1

Observed each year on June 1st, National Pen Pal Day is a way to let your pen pals know how much they mean to you. The day is the perfect time to send special letters and gifts to your pen pals. Read more…


On Deck for June 2, 2022

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Bacon Onion Potato Soup 810 x 810

Bacon Onion Potato Soup

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion (about 8 ounces), chopped
3 strips uncooked bacon
4 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 celery rib, sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Over medium heat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven, drizzle olive oil and add onions. Cook until translucent. Add bacon and fry until crisp.

Add potatoes, celery, flour and chives. Pour in broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.** Add cream and cheese, warming through. Serve hot.

**Note: You can freeze the soup before adding the cream and cheese. This makes an excellent make-ahead meal. Double the recipe and freeze half, add the cream and cheese for a meal tonight and one later in the month.

June 1st Celebrated History

1813

“Don’t give up the ship.” ~Capt. James Lawrence

During a losing battle at sea aboard the U.S. frigate Chesapeake, Captain Lawrence gave his final command before dying, “Don’t give up the ship.” The phrase became a popular naval battle cry.

1937

Amelia Earhart and Frank Noonan depart from Oakland, California on their doomed attempt at flying around the world.

1944

Mexico City bans the ancient custom of siestas at mid-day in an attempt to curb tire and gasoline shortages. Businesses that once closed from 1 pm – 3 pm were required to be open and allow a 30-minute lunch for workers.

1980

The first 24-hour news channel launches. Owned by cable magnate, Ted Turner, CNN (Cable News Network) broadcast for the first time.

June 1st Celebrated Birthdays

Brigham Young – 1833

The American religious leader served as the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Dr. Henry Faulds – 1843

In 1896, the Scottish doctor and missionary established the use of fingerprinting for Bengal criminal forms. Faulds developed a means of fingerprint classification. In 1880, his article in the Scientific Journal Nature explained how fingerprints serve as a means of personal identification, how to collect and record them.

Francis and Freelan Stanley – 1849

The inventive twin brothers are best known for the development of steam-powered cars. They successfully pitted their automobiles against gas-powered engines winning races across the country.

Frank Whittle – 1907

The British engineer and pilot developed jet-propelled aircraft. His pioneering innovations led to the first jet fighter in the RAF squadron.

Marilyn Monroe – 1926

Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, the American model, actress, and singer became one of Hollywood’s leading performers. Her roles in dramas and comedies played to her sex symbol status. Some of her most noted films include Some Like It Hot, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and The Seven Year Itch.

Andy Griffith – 1926

The American actor was best known for his wholesome role as Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show. He also starred in the mystery series Matlock.

Morgan Freeman – 1937

Morgan Freeman first started his acting career on the soap opera, Another World and the PBS children’s show, The Electric Company. His enduring career spans more than 45 years.

Colleen McCullough – 1937

Australian author is best known for her romance novel The Thorn Birds.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

At National Day Calendar, we’ve found the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

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