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June 20, 2022 - INTERNATIONAL NYSTAGMUS AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY – NATIONAL AMERICAN EAGLE DAY – NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY – NATIONAL KOUIGN AMANN DAY – NATIONAL HIKE WITH A GEEK DAY

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JUNE 20, 2022 | INTERNATIONAL NYSTAGMUS AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY | NATIONAL AMERICAN EAGLE DAY | NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY | NATIONAL KOUIGN AMANN DAY | NATIONAL HIKE WITH A GEEK DAY

International Nystagmus Awareness Day | June 20

INTERNATIONAL NYSTAGMUS AWARENESS DAY | JUNE 20

International Nystagmus Awareness Day on June 20th brings attention to a condition that can cause severe vision problems among other concerns. The day aims to bring tools, resources, and opportunities for education to the forefront. Read more…

National Ice Cream Soda Day | June 20

NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY | JUNE 20

On June 20th enjoy a cool, frothy ice-cream soda to celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day! Read more…

National American Eagle Day | June 20

NATIONAL AMERICAN EAGLE DAY | JUNE 20

Each year on June 20th, National American Eagle Day honors our national symbol, raising awareness for protecting the Bald Eagle. The day also encourages the recovery of their natural environments while providing educational outreach. Read more…

National Vanilla Milkshake Day | June 20

NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY | JUNE 20

On June 20th each year, National Vanilla Milkshake Day celebrates the cold beverage made with vanilla ice cream, vanilla, and milk. Read more…

National Kouign Amann Day | June 20

NATIONAL KOUIGN AMANN DAY | JUNE 20

National Kouign Amann Day on June 20th each year celebrates a round crusty cake, made with a yeast-raised dough. Bakers create the cake by folding layers of butter and sugar inward, similar in fashion to a puff pastry or croissants but with fewer layers. They then slowly bake the resulting cake until the butter puffs up the dough creating the layered aspect of it and the sugar caramelizes. Read more…

National Hike with a Geek Day | June 20

NATIONAL HIKE WITH A GEEK DAY | JUNE 20

Going beyond desk exercise, National Hike with a Geek Day on June 20th summons the techies, geeks, IT gurus, and gamers to push away the keyboard and strike out across the inviting landscapes of nature. Read more…


On Deck for June 21, 2022

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Recipe of the Day

Name: Vinegar Pie
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook:  25 minutes
Total Prep: 35 minutes
Servings: 8-12 servings

Ingredients:

1 prepared, parbaked pie crust
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Heat oven to 425°F.

In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, salt, cinnamon, butter, and vinegar and beat until smooth and thickened. Stir in vanilla extract.

Pour into prepared crust. Bake for 25 minutes until the center is set.

**Note – For a more lemony pie, substitute brown sugar for granular sugar and vanilla extract for lemon extract.

June 20th Celebrated History

1893

A jury of 12 acquits Lizzie Borden of murdering her father and step-mother in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

1975

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” The Steven Spielberg-directed shark-tacular film Jaws opened in U.S. theatres. Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, and Richard Dreyfuss, the film follows their attempts to hunt a killer great white shark.

1980

Starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, The Blues Brothers opens in theatres. Inspired by Saturday Night Live characters by the same name, follows the brothers’ efforts to save the orphanage they grew up in.

2003

Jimmy Wales establishes the Wikipedia Foundation.

June 20th Celebrated Birthdays

Lloyd Hall – 1894

The American chemist was a pioneer in the food industry. He developed a process for preserving foods and preventing molds and bacteria using Ethylene Oxide. Interestingly, some fruits and vegetables give off Ethylene gas when they are ripening and another process uses that gas to help ripen green fruits such as bananas.

Pauline Kael – 1919

A movie critic for The New Yorker, Pauline Kael wrote honest, energetic reviews.

Minnie Spotted Wolf – 1924

In 1943, Minnie Spotted Wolf became the first full-blooded Native American woman to join the Marine Corps Women’s Reserves. She served four years and later returned home to a teaching career.

Lionel Richie – 1949

The American singer-songwriter began his career with the Commodores. As a solo artist, Richie gained more recognition with songs like “Hello,” “Stuck on You” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.”

John Goodman – 1952

Best known for his role as Dan Conner in the American sitcom Roseanne, Goodman also built a reputation on the silver screen. The Big Lebowski, Monsters, Inc., and 10 Cloverfield Lane are just a few of his films.

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.

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