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June 30, 2022 - SOCIAL MEDIA DAY – NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY – NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY – NATIONAL HANDSHAKE DAY

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JUNE 30, 2022 | SOCIAL MEDIA DAY | NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY | NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY | NATIONAL HANDSHAKE DAY

Social Media Day | June 30

SOCIAL MEDIA DAY | June 30

Social Media Day is observed annually on June 30th. In its short life, social media has redefined how people interact, communicate, and share with family, friends, and the world. Read more…

National Bomb Pop Day | Last Thursday in June

NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY | LAST THURSDAY IN JUNE

The last Thursday in June is reserved for enjoying a summertime favorite on National Bomb Pop Day. Its rocket shape and vivid colors remind us of fireworks! Read more…

National Meteor Watch Day | June 30

NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY | JUNE 30

On June 30th, National Meteor Watch Day encourages us to look to the stars to witness one of the night sky’s most thrilling sights. Also known as National Meteor Day, on a cloudless night, people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star. Read more…

National Handshake Day | Last Thursday in June

NATIONAL HANDSHAKE DAY | LAST THURSDAY IN JUNE

On the last Thursday of June each year, people across the nation observe National Handshake Day. Read more…


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Recipe of the Day

Beans ‘n Franks
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 2 hours
Total Prep: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Servings:  12

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon butter
1 small onion, chopped
3 slices bacon
16 ounce can of pork and beans
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon of Louisiana hot sauce (optional)
16 ounce package frankfurters

Instructions:

Cut bacon into squares and fry in a large skillet.

Add onion and saute’ until translucent.

Remove from heat. Drain excess fat.

Mix beans, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and hot sauce in a 2-quart casserole dish.

Add bacon and onion and mix well.

Slice frankfurters and stir into beans.

Bake at 300 degrees for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.

June 30th Celebrated History

1922

Legendary fiddler, Alexander (Eck) Robertson joined Henry C. Gilliland to record the first commercial country music recordings. They recorded the instrumental songs “Arkansas Traveler” and “Turkey in the Straw.”

1936

Published by Macmillan Inc., Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel Gone with the Wind goes on sale.

1972

Scientists make the first leap second adjustment to the atomic clock.

2019

President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to visit North Korea.

June 30th Celebrated Birthdays

Elizabeth Timothy – 1702

The colonial immigrant became the first female newspaper editor and publisher in America. After the death of her father, Timothy assumed his role in printing the South Carolina Gazette under contract with Benjamin Franklin.

Lena Horne – 1917

The award-winning singer, dancer and actress performed for audiences on stage and screen for more than 70 years.

Mike Tyson – 1966

Out of 58 fights, the American heavyweight boxer won 50. Of those, 44 were knockouts, earning him the nickname Iron Mike.

Michael Phelps – 1985

In 2008, the U.S. Olympic swimmer won his 11th career gold medal. Four years later at the London Summer Olympics, Phelps garnered a record of 8 medals. Over the course of his Olympic career, Phelps earned a whopping 28 medals.

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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