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The Month of June: History, Holidays and Personalities

History, holidays/events, personalities, birthstones and flowers: The month of June is the start of classes in the Philippines.

On the contrary, it’s the start of summer vacation in the western hemisphere.

June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It has 30 days. In the Northern Hemisphere the longest day of the year, which marks the beginning of summer, falls usually on June 21. In the Southern Hemisphere this day is the shortest and is the first day of winter.

In the old Roman calendar that began with March, June was the fourth month. It must have been named in honor of the goddess Juno, who was the protectress of marriage; it is traditionally the month of weddings. Or it may have been named for the Junius family, one of whose members supposedly founded the Roman Republic.


  • June 4, 1942 – Battle of Midway began
  • June 6, 1844 – YMCA organized in London
  • June 6, 1944 – D-Day Allied Forces landed in Normandy
  • June 12, 1898 – Declaration of Philippine Independence
  • June 14, 1777 – Flag Day: US Continental Congress adapted the flag
  • June 15, 1215 – King John of England signed Magna Charta
  • June 15, 1775 – George Washington, appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army
  • June 17, 1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill
  • June 18, 1812 – US Congress declared war on Great Britain
  • June 18, 1815 – Allies defeated Napoleon at Waterloo
  • June 20, 1837 – Victoria became queen of Great Britain
  • June 25, 1950 – North Korea invaded South Korea – beginning of Korean War
  • June 26, 1945 – United Nations Charter signed by 50 nations
  • June 28, 1914 – Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife assassinated leading to World War I

Birthstones or Gemstones:

Moonstone, Pearl or Alexandrite


Roses & Honeysuckle

Personalities born this month:

  • June 3, 1808 – Jefferson Davis. He was the Provisional President of the Confederate States of America and held office from February 18, 1861 to May 5, 1865.
  • June 6, 1755 – Nathan Hale. An American hero and considered the first American spy. He is the State Hero of Connecticut. Famous for the lines – “I only regret that I have but one life to give to my country” in his speech before he was hung.
  • June 8, 1869 – Frank Lloyd Wright. He was an American Architect, interior designer, writer, and educator who designed more than 1,000 projects, of which more than 500 resulted in completed works.
  • June 12, 1924 – George Bush, 41st US President

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  1. Unofre Pili

    On June 1, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Very nice, bro. Thanks.

  2. Ruby Hawk

    On June 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    nice informative article.

  3. AJ Garcia

    On June 1, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Very informative. Godbless

  4. Lucy Lockett

    On June 1, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Yippee, every month has things to look forward too!

  5. Darlene McFarlane

    On June 2, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    Another interesting one.

  6. Bridget Smalley

    On October 1, 2008 at 9:22 am

    good job, you just helped me write a paper!

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