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JUNE 28, 2021 | NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY | NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY | NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY | NATIONAL ALASKA DAY

NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY – June 28

NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY

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. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalInsuranceAwarenessDay

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 INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY HISTORY

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

  • International Universal Health Coverage Day
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week
  • Home Warranty Day
  • National Preparedness Month

    NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY - June 28

    NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY

    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.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLogisticsDay

    While celebrating the day, visit www.NationalLogisticsDay.com 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.

    HISTORY OF NATIONAL LOGISTICS DAY

    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.

    NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY – June 28

    NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY

    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. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalPaulBunyanDay

    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. 

    HISTORY OF NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY

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

    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

    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.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalAlaskaDay

    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.


On Deck for June 29, 2021

National Days

International Days

June 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1914

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.

1926

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

1969

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.

1997

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

Recipe of the Day

Honey Dew with Mint Dip
Prep: 12-15 minutes
Cook: 0
Total Prep: 12-15 minutes
Servings: 6-8

Ingredients:

1 – 7 Ounce jar of marshmallow fluff
1 – 8 Ounce package of cream cheese
10-15 Mint leaves, chopped
1 Whole honeydew, cubed

Instructions:

Add the cubed honey dew to a large bowl, cover and set in fridge to cool.

In a medium size bowl, mix the marshmallow fluff and cream cheese together until thoroughly combined. Add mint leaves and combine.

Chill for at least 1 hour.

Serve.

This Mint Dip recipe pairs well with all sorts of fruit.

Recipe credit: Amy LaVallie, National Day Calendar

June 28th Celebrated (and Not So 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.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we now track nearly 1,500 National Days, National Weeks and National Months. In addition, our research team continues to uncover the origins of existing National Days as well as discover new, exciting days for everyone to celebrate.

There’s a celebration for everyone. While National Road Trip Day satisfies the itch to wander, many pet days let us share our love of animals. National 3-D Day and National Astronaut Day honor the advancement of technology, too. Every food day you can imagine (National Avocado Day, for example), will keep you celebrating, also!

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