THE LIGHTER SIDE: Did June Know This?
May 22, 2014
- Did you know it is Candy Month? Go ahead and satisfy your sweet tooth – you’re supposed to!
- Also, the polar opposite: it is also Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.
- Aside from that, June is National Turkey Lovers’ Month. Americans consume more than 353 million pounds of turkey during National Turkey Lovers’ Month.
- Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Baker Mortenson) was born June 1st, 1926.
- On June 19th, 1997, Cats became the longest-running show in the history of Broadway.
- The American War of Independence began in June of 1775 with the battle of Bunker Hill outside of Boston.
- The very first baseball game was played on June 19th, 1845, across the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey.
- June 1st also marks the start of Atlantic Hurricane Season – be careful!
- And, of course, we can’t forget the holidays in June – Flag Day is the 14th, Father’s Day is the 19th, and the first day of summer also falls in June!