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June 7, 2021 - NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY – NATIONAL BOONE DAY – NATIONAL VCR DAY – NATIONAL OKLAHOMA DAY

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JUNE 7, 2021 | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY | NATIONAL BOONE DAY | NATIONAL VCR DAY | NATIONAL OKLAHOMA DAY

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY – June 7

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY

To observe National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7th all you need is chocolate ice cream. Who says you have to stop there, though? You can have it in a cone or make it from scratch. Add sprinkles or syrup or whipped cream. 

Chocolate ice cream is the second most common flavor, surpassed only by vanilla. The chocolate-flavored ice cream has been in existence well over a hundred years and has been popular in the United States since the late 19th century.

Cocoa powder is blended in with eggs, cream, vanilla, and sugar to make chocolate ice cream. The cocoa powder is what gives the ice cream a brown color. Other flavors, such as rocky road or triple chocolate chunk, use chocolate ice cream in their creation.

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateIceCreamDay

While you can enjoy this day with a scoop or two, you could also explore the variety of chocolate ice creams available, too. “How many kinds of chocolate ice cream can there be?” you might ask. Well, you might be surprised. For starters, of course, there’s dark chocolate and milk chocolate. But then we can add peanut butter or marshmallow. We just recently celebrated Rocky Road. And don’t forget all the kinds of fudge. Some people like chocolate and mint mixed together, too. And the list goes on and on. 

We do have some recipes for you to try, as well. 

Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate milkshake

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Use #ChocolateIceCreamDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origin of this ice cream holiday. 

NATIONAL BOONE DAY – June 7

NATIONAL BOONE DAY

National Boone Day, observed each year on June 7th, commemorates the day frontiersman Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820) first began exploring the valleys and forests of the present-day Bluegrass State of Kentucky on June 7, 1769. Boone founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, which is one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians.

Daniel Boone, an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman, was born on November 2, 1734. His frontier exploits made him one of the United States’ first folk heroes. By the end of the 18th century, following the route marked by Boone, more than 200,000 European people had migrated to Kentucky/Virginia.

Daniel Boone married Rebecca Bryan on August 14, 1756. They lived in a cabin on his father’s farm where they had ten children. Boone supported his family as a market hunter, collecting pelts for the fur trade.

During the Revolutionary War, Boone served in the militia as an officer and, in 1778, Shawnee warriors captured him. They eventually adopted him into their tribe. He later left the Indians, returning to Boonesborough to help defend the European settlements in Kentucky/Virginia.

Following the war, Daniel Boone emigrated to eastern Missouri, where he spent most of the last two decades of his life. Boone died of natural causes on September 26, 1820, at the age of 85. His last words were, “I’m going now, my time has come.”

Many places in the United States are named after Daniel Boone, including the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Sheltowee Trace Trail, the town of Boone, North Carolina, and seven different counties. Schools are also named after Boone, including locations in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Chicago.

A legend in his lifetime, Boone remains an iconic figure in American history.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBooneDay

How much do you know about Daniel Boone? Is it folklore or historical fact? Explore the history books, museums, and historical sites in the places he lived, and on the trails, he blazed to find out. We compiled a short list of ideas to help you celebrate today. We also suggest you use #NationalBooneDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL BOONE DAY HISTORY

The Kentucky Historical Society founded Boone Day over 140 years ago, and the day is still going strong.

NATIONAL VCR DAY – June 7

NATIONAL VCR DAY 

On June 7th, National VCR Day takes a look a the device that revolutionized the home movie-watching experience. The observance recognizes the video cassette recorder (VCR), a device that, in its time, was a marvel of technology!

The VCR is an electro-mechanical device that records analog audio and analog video from television on a removable, magnetic tape videocassette. Images and sound can then be played back at a more convenient time. Dr. Norikazu Sawakzaki developed the first videotape recorder in 1953 and introduced it to the world in 1956. In 1970, the home video cassette format (VCR) launched, creating a booming mass-marking throughout the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. At the time, the VCR was the primary way to watch movies at home. Millions of people created their own personal movie library. 

Over 10 billion videotapes remain today. Full of recorded memories, these keepsakes hold treasures for millions of people around the world. More and more, people are preserving these memories in a more stable format. This trend continues to be important as the years pass, too. Companies like Zoovio, Inc. provide several options to preserve your precious memories. Options include converting to a DVD or storage in an online private vault, making them available for viewing and sharing on internet-connected devices, including TVs.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalVCRDay

How many home movies do you have on VCR cassettes at home? Share your memories using #NationalVCRDay to post on social media. And check out Zoovio to digitalize your old VCR cassettes of family memories and preserve those memories on the web with your very own online video vault!

NATIONAL VCR DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this technology day. In the meantime, check out these other retro days:

  • Retro Day
  • Video Games Day
  • World Television Day
  • Kool-Aid Days

    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 OKLAHOMA DAY - June 7

    NATIONAL OKLAHOMA DAY

    National Oklahoma Day on June 7th recognizes the 46th state to be granted statehood.

    The panhandled state of Oklahoma is a dotted series of granite mountain peaks, sloping sandstone ridges, rolling hills, and plains. In 1803, the land became part of the United States through the Louisiana Purchase. Congress granted statehood on November 16, 1907.

    Across the state of Oklahoma, significant sites record the result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The Trail of Tears National Historic Trail crosses nine states and describes the brutal impact on the lives of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles.

    In 1889, several counties in Oklahoma became open to settlement by Land Run. Settlers could claim quarter sections of land only after a specific time (usually noon) on a set date. Some eager settlers would cross the boundary into the county seeking their preferred quarter section sooner than the stroke of noon, earning them (and the state) the nickname “Sooners.”

    From the Arkansas River to the Neosho River, Oklahoma has scenic views, lakes, and mountain trails. Put on your hiking boots and make some trail mix for an afternoon adventure. After a good hike, take in Route 66 for a drive and maybe pick up some barbeque or something fried.  Oklahomans seem to have cornered the market on nearly everything fried. To mention a few, we came across fried okra and lamb balls and catfish. For something fresh, don’t forget the state fruit. Strawberries!

    HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalOklahomaDay

    Join National Day Calendar as we celebrate National Oklahoma Day. We’ll take a drive out on the open highway, and work up an appetite. Discover the best eateries in the state and explore the history that goes with them. Find adventure in The Sooner State and use #NationalOklahomaDay to share on social media.


On Deck for June 8, 2021

National Days

International Days

June 7th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
1913

British mountain climber Hudson Stuck successfully leads the first team to the summit of Denali. Located in Alaska, the mountain is the highest point on the American continent.

1971

The U.S. Supreme Court cites protection under the First Amendment when it overturns Paul Cohen’s conviction for disturbing the peace when he wore a jacket with vulgar language protesting the draft.

1977

Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee opens to the public. The home of Elvis Presley became an iconic tourist attraction.

1979

Texas becomes the first state to declare Juneteenth a holiday.

1980

The U.S. government dedicated its first solar power plant at Natural Bridge National Monument in Utah. The array of over 250,000 solar cells provided power to the park’s facilities

Recipe of the Day

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook:
Total Prep:
 10 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 dozen chocolate chip cookies
6 scoops of ice cream (any flavor)

Instructions:

Place one scoop of ice cream in the middle of six cookies and top with the remaining six cookies.

Gently press down and smooth out edges.

Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve.

June 7th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Amelia Blanford Edwards – 1831

The British Egyptologist dedicated her career to the study of Egyptian monuments and preserving them.

Virginia Apgar – 1909

Nearly every parent of a newborn child can thank American anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar for the scoring system doctors use to evaluate an infant soon after birth. The assessment helps determine if the baby needs immediate medical attention.

Gwendolyn Brooks – 1917

Gwendolyn Brooks earned a Pulitzer Prize for her poem Annie Allen,” making her the first black author to win the prize.

Prince Rogers Nelson – 1958

With hits like “When Doves Cry” and “1999,” Prince earned a pop music and R&B reputation that was undeniable. Both as an artist and entertainer, the seven-time Grammy winner delivered stellar performances time after time.

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