NATIONAL OUTLET SHOPPING DAY™
The second Saturday in June will annually celebrate National Outlet Shopping Day. This shopping holiday is shaking up the retail landscape starting this summer at outlet centers across North America. Read more…
NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY JUNE 11
National Making Life Beautiful Day on June 11th dedicates a celebration to those who make life beautiful. Whether you’re creating beauty by building relationships or helping others achieve personal success, your actions create a ripple effect, making life beautiful not just for yourself, but for those around you, too. Read more…
NATIONAL ROSÉ DAY | SECOND SATURDAY IN JUNE
National Rosé Day on the second Saturday in June each year recognizes a wine that complements many dishes. Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC. Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are very versatile wines. A rosé wine will also be lighter in color than red wine, deeper in color than white wine. The pink color of rosé wine depends on the time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice, also known as maceration. There are also rosé wines that are semi-sparkling or sparkling, with different intensities of sweetness levels and dryness. Read more…
NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY | JUNE 11
As we approach the first day of summer, June 11th marks the calendar to celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day each year. Fresh corn on the cob is a summertime treat people from all corners of the United States look forward to as we start the picnic season. Read more…
NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY | JUNE 11
On June 11th, National German Chocolate Cake Day celebrates a cake with American roots. It also happens to be one of the top 10 favorite cakes in America. Read more…
On Deck for June 12, 2022
- National Jerky Day
- National Loving Day
- National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
- National Red Rose Day
- National Children’s Day – Second Sunday in June
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 2+ hours
Total Prep: 10 minutes + chill time
1 750 mL bottle of sparkling Moscato
1 can pineapple rings (or 1 fresh, ripe pineapple)
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup orange juice
24 ounces grapefruit soda (Fresca)
1 Pink grapefruit
Slice half the pineapple into 1/4 inch pieces. Reserve the remaining rings for garnish.
Slice 2 limes and grapefruit in round slices.
Add the pineapple pieces and lime slices to a large pitcher. Pour juices and Moscato into the pitcher.
Chill for 2-3 hours.
Place grapefruit slices in each glass. Fill with ice. Pour sangria into glasses and garnish with pineapple slices.
June 11th Celebrated History
Johnny Loftus rides Sir Barton to the first Triple Crown win.
Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington became the first women to receive the rank of general in the U.S. Army.
“E.T. phone home.” The blockbuster film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial premiered in Los Angeles, California. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Peter Coyote, and Drew Barrymore and won four Oscars.
Over 100 years after Hiram Revels became the first Black member to serve in the U.S. Congress, Britain elects its first Black Members of Parliament.
American Idol debuts on the Fox Network in the United States. The reality singing competition was fashioned after the British hit series Pop Idol which also created spin-offs in Australia, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America among others.
3 World Trade Center opens to the public.
June 11th Celebrated Birthdays
Jeannette Rankin – 1880
In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to Congress. She ran for office before most women could cast a ballot. However, Montana voted in favor of equal suffrage in 1914. As a suffragist, Rankin’s efforts factored considerably in the passing of Montana’s legislation and as Representative Rankin when Congress passed the 19th Amendment.
Charlotte Hawkins – 1883
Founder of the Palmer Memorial Institute, Charlotte Hawkins Brown became a noted activist, educator, speaker, and author.
Vince Lombardi – 1913
Noted head coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi led the team to five championships. In 1971, the NFL renamed the championship trophy in his honor to the “Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy.”
Gene Wilder – 1933
Born Jerome Silberman, the American actor is known for his comedic roles in films such as Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. One of his most iconic films was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Peter Dinklage – 1969
The award-winning American actor and producer gained prominence in 2011 when Game of Thrones debuted on HBO. Other notable films include Elf, Pixels and I Care A Lot.
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