Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Vase of Peonies

Also on This Day: June 21

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Feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga

International Day of Yoga
National Selfie Day

Rockwell Kent was born in 1882, and Al Hirschfeld was born in 1903.  Jean-Paul Sartre was born in 1905.

Summer Begins

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Also on This Day: June 20

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National Ice Cream Soda Day
National Kouign-amann Day (a Breton cake)
National Hike with a Geek Day

Betty Washington was born in 1733.

Sigismund III Vasa

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Old Rose Dandy Itoh Peony


Also on This Day: June 19

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Feast of St. Romuald

World Sauntering Day

Juneteenth - Commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally, the emancipation of slaves throughout the South

May Whitty was born in 1865, and Moe Howard was born in 1897.

Wallis Simpson

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Also on This Day: June 18

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National Go Fishing Day

Five Monks from Canterbury observed the moon exploding into sparks in 1178.

Paul McCartney was born in 1942, and Isabella Rossellini was born in 1952.

Happy Father's Day

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Also on This Day: June 17

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National Hollerin' Contest Day
World Juggling Day

Igor Stravinsky was born in 1882.

Statue of Liberty

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Also on This Day: June 16

Also on this day...
Fresh Veggies Day
National Flip Flop Day
Ugliest Dog Day

Hailstones - some that were 17 inches in circumference, and some that weighed one pound, twelve ounces - fell, in 1882, in Dubuque, Iowa.

John Cleveland was born in 1613, and Nathanael Schnittelbach was born in 1633.  Geronimo was born in 1829.