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​JUNE 2, 2021 | NATIONAL BUBBA DAY | NATIONAL RUNNING DAY | NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY | NATIONAL FIRST LADIES DAY | NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY | NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY

NATIONAL BUBBA DAY – June 2

NATIONAL BUBBA DAY

National Bubba Day on June 2nd each year recognizes all those we lovingly call Bubba in our lives. The name may come from the way young children try to shorten the word brother.

Often used as an affectionate nickname for a brother, many close family friends use the name Bubba as a term of endearment. Through the years, you may have met many Bubbas or maybe you only know one. Those who use the term Bubba often use it with people they hold close to their heart or even in high regard.

  • Emory Nicholas “Bubba” Church – The American baseball player in Major League Baseball for five years pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds (then known as the Redlegs), and the Chicago Cubs.
  • Bill “Bubba” Clinton – The American politician was elected as the 42nd president of the United States.
  • David “Bubba” Brooks, Jr. – The American saxophonist played professional jazz music across the United States after serving in the United States Army during World War II.
  • Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson, Jr. – The left-handed professional golfer currently plays on the PGA Tour.
  • Benjamin Buford “Bubba” Blue – The fictional character in the film Forest Gump served in the Vietnam War alongside the film’s main character, Forest Gump.

To all of those named, nicknamed or just sometimes called Bubba, Happy National Bubba Day!

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBubbaDay

Do you know someone called Bubba? Celebrate the Bubbas in your life. Give them a shout-out or a phone call. Let them know you are thinking about them. Share memories and a good laugh using #NationalBubbaDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL BUBBA DAY HISTORY

Comedian, T. Bubba Bechtol, founded National Bubba Day to celebrate everyone we call Bubba. The day originally took place on May 1st but was moved to June 2nd in honor of his wife, Bubbalicious.

NATIONAL RUNNING DAY – First Wednesday in June

NATIONAL RUNNING DAY

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.

For some, running is a daily routine. The moment the runner awakes, their mission is to complete a set distance. They may have a partner, or they go it alone. Others fit in a run when time allows or at the end of their workday. The marathoner will train on a schedule, and the dedicated runner knows they have to take care of their feet, knees and eat right to maintain their bodies for the road.

Whatever the distance, the celebration is about placing one foot in front of the other and setting a pace.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalRunningDay

Whether you run a few miles or just around the block, by yourself or with a friend or three, this is a perfect day to go for a run! Pace yourself and share your celebration with us using #NationalRunningDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL RUNNING DAY HISTORY

Running organizations have partnered together since 2009 to promote National Running Day. For more information visit globalrunningday.org.

NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY – June 2

NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY

National Rocky Road Day celebrates chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts on June 2nd. In the United States, the most popular way to eat Rocky Road is ice cream.

Although Rocky Road comes in many variations, traditionally, the ice cream includes chocolate ice cream, nuts, and marshmallows. Today, there are variations with vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips, and almonds.

People have been enjoying this delicious combination for many years. There are varying accounts of the origin of this ice cream, as there often is with the creation of something new. Sometime during the late 1920s, William Dreyer used inspiration from his partner Joseph Edy’s chocolate candy to make rocky road ice cream. Dryer did something he was probably told a hundred times not to do. He used his wife’s sewing scissors to chop up marshmallows and walnuts and added them to chocolate ice cream. Of course, it tasted good, so he was probably forgiven for using her good sewing shears for anything but fabric!

Another who laid claim to the creation of rocky road ice cream was George Farren. He had simply blended a candy bar into chocolate ice cream creating the creamy dessert.

Soon after, the stock market crashed, and the ice cream was given the name Rocky Road to bring smiles to faces during the Great Depression.

HOW TO OBSERVE #RockyRoadDay

Enjoy a bowl of Rocky Road Ice Cream, some Rocky Road candy bars, cake, or other Rocky Road dessert! Use #RockyRoadDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this ice cream holiday. But don’t worry, there are plenty of other ice cream holidays in June to explore:

  • Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • Black Cow Day
  • Vanilla Milkshake Day
  • Ice Cream Soda Day
  • Ice Cream Cake Day

    National First Ladies Day - June 2

    NATIONAL FIRST LADIES DAY

    National First Ladies Day on June 2nd commemorates the very first First Lady of the United States and all those who followed in her footsteps. It’s a day to recognize the role the first ladies have played in molding our nation.

    Since 1789, a first lady has accompanied every president. Starting with Martha Washington, who was born on June 2, 1731, first ladies have helped set a tone in the highest office of the land. Even the country’s only bachelor president, James Buchannan, required someone to act as hostess. Harriet Lane, the president’s niece, stepped into the role of the first lady. She presented a well-ordered White House with tact and grace. Lane isn’t the only relative to serve in the role of the first lady. Several other presidents held office as widowers requiring someone to step into the role as a de facto first lady, too.

    While they aren’t elected, many of them campaign alongside their spouse. Others have served as elected or appointed officials in many different capacities. First ladies have been teachers, Girl Scouts, educated, and adventurous.

    More First Lady Facts

    Another first lady with a unique history is Abigail Adams. The first to live in the White House when John Adams was elected the 2nd President of the United States, Adams was also the mother of another president – John Quincy Adams. First Lady Barbara Bush repeated that circumstance 176 years later when her son George W. Bush was elected.

    Only two first ladies were born outside the United States – Melania Trump was the most recent. Do you know who the first was?

    Tradition and Firsts

    While nearly every first lady since Martha Washington has been dedicated to a charitable cause, Lady Bird Johnson made it a formal platform. Since then, the country has come to expect the next first lady to continue the tradition.

    Abigail Fillmore was the first teacher to ascend to the role of the first lady. The most recent was Laura Bush.

    While there are many firsts in the world of first ladies, two recent ones include the first African American and the first to earn a doctorate degree – Michele Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

    First Lady Tragedy

    Eight first ladies have become widows while living in the White House. The first was Anna Harrison. Notably, she was also the grandmother of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President. Of these eight, four were the wives of presidents who were assassinated. Mary Lincoln, Lucretia Garfield, Ida McKinley, and Jacqueline Kennedy fall into this tragic list.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #FirstLadiesDay

    On National First Ladies Day, learn more about the women who’ve set tradition, supported the president, and become role models for many. Read memoirs, tour museums, watch documentaries about the first ladies. Have you met a first lady or two? Share your experiences or how you think the first lady role will change over time. Use #FirstLadiesDay to share on social media.

    Are you looking for more facts? Read 7 Fascinating First Lady Facts to learn more.

    NATIONAL FIRST LADIES DAY HISTORY

    In 2021, National Day Calendar declared National First Ladies Day to be observed on June 2nd, annually. June 2nd is the anniversary of Martha Washington’s birthday.

    NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY – June 2 (If On Weekend, Closest Work Day)

    NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY

    Everyone is sure to enjoy marking National Leave the Office Early Day on their calendar. Observed each year on June 2nd (unless June 2nd falls on a weekend, at which time it would be acknowledged on the closest working day) the observance is an incentive to many who often work more than 40 hours each week.

    About a third of Americans work more than 40 hours per week. Some work even more than that. Those who are self-employed or who work two jobs, likely work 60-80 hours per week. Those types of hours don’t leave much for family, self-care, or home maintenance. Stress piles up and so do the phone calls from mom, the grandkids, and maybe the gym wondering where you’ve been. Maybe your best pals want to meet for a drink but you’ve been stuck behind a desk or on the road working. 

    This holiday reminds you to take a little time for yourself every once in a while. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay

    On this day, upon completion of all the necessary day’s work and the needed approval, it is suggested that you can then leave work early to enjoy the rest of the day with fun activities of your choosing. Use #LeaveTheOfficeEarlyDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL LEAVE THE OFFICE EARLY DAY HISTORY

    Employee Productivity Specialist, Laura Stack, created National Leave The Office Early Day as a reminder to employees to take time for themselves. 

    NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY – June 2

    NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY

    On June 2nd each year, chicken lovers celebrate National Rotisserie Chicken Day. While there a numerous ways to cook a whole chicken, rotisserie chicken offers a slow cooking method that seals in flavor.

    When cooking chicken using a rotisserie chicken, the whole chicken is cooked on a rotisserie or spit that turns continuously over a heat source. This process slowly roasts and sears the skin to seal in the flavor. The result is a tender and juicy chicken. Some cooks inject rotisserie chicken with a blend of seasonings to give increase the flavor. The popularity of rotisserie chicken continues to grow as the health benefits of it become more widely known.

    Rotisserie chicken goes well with a variety of side dishes, too. Whether you like traditional salads, potatoes, rice, and steamed vegetables, or more elaborate dishes, you will not go wrong. You can even use the leftovers in many ways, including salads, sandwiches, and casseroles. It is just as delicious cold as it is hot, too.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #RotisserieChickenDay

    Pick up some rotisserie chicken to celebrate! It is perfect for lunch or dinner. You can also share your favorite recipes. What do you serve with your rotisserie chicken? We have an excellent selection of side dish recipes to try, too. Be sure to check them out. Share photos of your friends and family on social media enjoying rotisserie chicken and include #RotisserieChickenDay in the post.

    Are you looking for other fun chicken holidays to celebrate? Check these out:

    NATIONAL ROTISSERIE CHICKEN DAY HISTORY

    Boston Market Restaurants founded National Rotisserie Chicken Day in April of 2015 to celebrate the delicious and tender flavor achieved through slow-cooked rotisserie chicken.

    In May of 2015, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on June 2nd, annually.


On Deck for June 3, 2021

National Days

International Days

June 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
1886

In the first wedding of a president in the White House, Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom. At the age of 21, Folsom is the youngest woman to hold the title of first lady in the United States.

1924

Nearly four years after the 19th Amendment passes, President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act. The law grants citizenship to all Native Americans born within U.S. territory. However, state law still governed the right to vote.

1953

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor is crowned Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. Her father, King George VI, died the previous year.

Recipe of the Day

Quiche

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total Prep:  45 minutes
Servings:  6

Ingredients:

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 ounces cheese
2 tablespoons butter (melted)
4 eggs beaten
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

Grease a 9-inch tart or quiche pan.

Line the bottom of the pan with cheese and bacon.

Combine and whisk all ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour into the pan.

Bake for 35 minutes until set.

June 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Martha Washington – 1732

In 1789, Martha Washington became the first First Lady of the United States. The young country elected her husband George Washington to be its first president. While she never lived in the White House (it wasn’t built yet), she did live in a home named White House – her first husband Daniel Custis’, plantation home. They were married seven years before his death in 1757.

Thomas Hardy – 1840

The British novelist published several books including Tess of D’Urbervilles, Far From the Madding Crowd and works of poetry.

Helen Herron Taft – 1861

One of four first ladies to share a birthday (she and Martha Washington share a birthday and two other first ladies share June 8th), Helen Herron Taft left a legacy of cherry trees in the country’s capital. Her legacy also includes encouraging her husband, William Taft to accept the Republican nomination for president. Helen Taft’s ambition for the White House was even greater than Taft’s, pointing him past the U.S. Supreme Court to the highest office in the land. After serving four years as president, Taft would later be appointed to the Supreme Court, the only president to serve in both capacities.

Frederick Delongchamps – 1882

Frederick Delongchamps earned a reputation for providing both residential and public designs that have retained architectural and historical significance.

Dorothy West – 1907

During the Harlem Renaissance, Dorothy West wrote short stories, essays and her best-known work, The Living Is Easy.

Charles “Pete” Conrad – 1930

The American astronaut commanded the Apollo 12 mission and became the third person to walk on the moon.

Marvin Hamlisch – 1944

The award-winning composer created music for several notable films and plays. Some of his most recognizable works include A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, and Funny Girl.

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