JUNE 4, 2022 | NATIONAL SAFE DAY | NATIONAL CHEESE DAY | NATIONAL BUBBLY DAY | NATIONAL BLACK BEAR DAY | NATIONAL PRAIRIE DAY | NATIONAL TRAILS DAY | NATIONAL HUG YOUR CAT DAY | NATIONAL CLEAN BEAUTY DAY | NATIONAL OLD MAIDS DAY | NATIONAL COGNAC DAY
NATIONAL SAFE DAY | JUNE 4
June 4th and National SAFE Day holds the power to prevent tragedy from repeating itself. One in every three households in the United States has a gun stored somewhere inside. The Brooklynn Mae Mohler Foundation is committed to ending senseless child deaths through education of responsible gun ownership and empowering parents to ask about guns where their children visit. Read more…
NATIONAL CHEESE DAY | JUNE 4
Moooove over whiners! June 4th is National Cheese Day! An encyclopedia of cheese will cover the alphabet and broaden your vocabulary. It will undoubtedly contain more varieties of cheese than what’s found at the local grocer. Read more…
NATIONAL BUBBLY DAY
Pour a glass of sparkling sunshine to celebrate National Bubbly Day every first Saturday in June! Read more…
NATIONAL BLACK BEAR DAY
On the first Saturday in June, National Black Bear Day recognizes the most commonly found bear in North America.
Also known as the American black bear, its scientific name is Ursus americanus. Despite their name, black bears can even come shades of cinnamon, blue/black, blue/grey and in rare instances, white. Found in 40 U.S. states and every Canadian province, the black bear’s enormous range is only beaten by one other four-legged mammal, the whitetail deer. Read more…
NATIONAL PRAIRIE DAY
On the first Saturday of June, we recognize one of the richest ecosystems on the face of the earth with National Prairie Day. In North America, the prairies are at the heart of the continent. Read more…
NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June recognizes all the incredible benefits federal, state and local trails provide for recreation and exposure nature. Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of services the trails systems offer. The day encourages people to discover their local trials, become active concerning trail issues, and share their excitement for the outdoors. Read more…
NATIONAL HUG YOUR CAT DAY | JUNE 4
When National Hug Your Cat Day rolls around each year on June 4th, the purr-fect opportunity presents itself for some snuggle time. Depending on your feline critter’s nature, hugging may not be in the cards. However, like most animals, touch is a vital part of communication – and the same goes for the claw-ful kind. Read more…
NATIONAL CLEAN BEAUTY DAY | June 4
This observation encourages brands to develop clean and sustainable beauty products from the beginning of their life cycle to the end. At the same time, the celebration educates consumers about seeking better product choices. The movement demands change in our clean beauty practices for a more sustainable world. Read more…
NATIONAL OLD MAID’S DAY | JUNE 4
Every year on June 4th, National Old Maid’s Day recognizes the women who never marry and remain childless. While the term may not seem to be flattering, less complimentary terms such as spinster, have been used to describe single, childless women for centuries. Read more…
NATIONAL COGNAC DAY | JUNE 4
Each year on June 4th, brandy lovers and distillers celebrate National Cognac Day. A well-known variety of brandy, Cognac was named after the town of Cognac in France in which it is produced. The region is also known for vineyards and producing wine. Read more…
On Deck for June 5, 2022
- National Gingerbread Day
- National Moonshine Day
- National Veggie Burger Day
- National Cancer Survivor’s Day – First Sunday in June
- World Environment Day
- International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
Recipe of the Day
Lemon Pound Cake
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour 25 minutes
1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan and a loaf pan.
Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.
Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add lemon juice and lemon zest.
Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.
Pour mixture into pans. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Let cool slightly, 5-10 minutes, and then invert onto a serving plate.
In a small bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake before serving.
June 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The Pulitzer Prize issues its first awards. In the category of biography, Laura E. Richards, Maude H. Elliot and Florence Hall win for their biography of Julia Ward Howe. The first prize for history is awarded to Jean Jules Jusserand for With Americans of Past and Present Days. The first prize for journalism is awarded to Herbert B. Swope from the New York World.
Inventor and owner of the grocery store owner, Sylvan Goldman introduces one of the world’s first shopping carts. The invention allowed shoppers to conveniently purchase more product at one time. It also caused dings in cars, wobbly wheels and led to the invention of the cart corral.
Three Berkeley scientists cloned DNA from the extinct quagga. They used a preserved museum sample to duplicate strands of the DNA. Their study of the quagga DNA identified the animal was more like the zebra than the horse.
Bruce Springsteen releases the album Born in the U.S.A. Its title song becomes both a patriotic and protest song.
June 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Constance Applebee – 1873
The athletic British woman co-founded The United States Field Hockey Association in 1922. She served as the athletic director at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and also founded Sportswoman Magazine in 1924.
Beno Gutenberg – 1889
The American seismologist worked with Charles Richter to develop a method for measuring an earthquake’s intensity.
Gaylor Nelson – 1916
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1962, Gaylord Nelson proposed Earth Day as a way to spur national efforts to raise environmental awareness. The first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970.
Ruth Westheimber – 1928
Before the German-American therapist became known for her advice about intimacy on talk shows and in books, Dr. Ruth survived the Holocaust and was a former sniper.
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