Fun Facts about the Month of June

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Besides the fact that my sisters name is June….and named after my Aunt June who was born in the month of June.

June, named after Juno, the goddess of marriage, is the sixth month of the year, and is one of the four months with a length of 30 days. Just like the month of May, no other month begins on the same day as June. This is also the month with the longest daylight hours of the year.

June’s birthstones are the Alexandrite, the Moonstone, and the Pearl. Alexandrite represents health and longevity. Moonstones represents change, new beginnings and the shifting tides of emotion and can help a wearer to alleviate stress, especially due to sudden changes in life.

Its birth flowers are the honeysuckle and the rose. Honeysuckle traditionally stands for bonds of devotion, love, fidelity and generosity. Few flowers have as many meanings attributed to them as the rose. Depending on the type of rose, roses can indicate romantic love, secrecy, desire, gratitude, mourning, impossible hopes, modesty, joy, love at first sight, innocence, sacrifice and much more. In the traditional language of flowers, roses are among the most important flowers.

Gemini and Cancer are the astrological signs for June. Birthdays from June 1 through the 20 fall under the sign of Gemini while June 21 through the 30 birthdays fall under the sign of Cancer.

A Bug Named June?

The June Bug, also known as June beetle, is the name for several large beetles seen in the United States during May and June.

June Holidays

  • 6 D Day, WWII
  • 14 Flag Day
  • 15 Father’s Day – third Sunday
  • 21 Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.

Here are a few interesting things and the month of June along with some events that fall during this month:

  • De Soto claimed Florida for Spain, June 3, 1539.
  • U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin on June 5, 1968 and he died the following day.
  • The Continental Congress adopted the Flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.
  • The Magna Carta was granted by King John on June 15, 1215.
  • Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for rubber vulcanization, June 15, 1844.
  • The Ford Motor Company was founded on June 16, 1903.
  • Congress adopted the design for the Great Seal of the United States on June 20, 1782.
  • Eli Whitney applied for a patent on the cotton gin, June 20, 1793.
  • President Andrew Johnson announced the purchase of Alaska from Russia, June 20, 1867.
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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. inesephoto
    Jun 29, 2015 @ 13:13:47

    Gotta love June – i was born in this month 🙂

    Reply

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