Important Dates: June 2017


4th National Cancer Survivors Day (USA) Link

5th World Environment Day Link

8th International Tampon Alert Day Link

8th World Oceans Day Link

14th World Blood Donor Day Link

15th National Bug Busting Day  Link

16th International Day of the African Child Link

17th Queen’s Birthday Parade Link

17th International Surfing Day Link

18th Father’s Day Link

21st Summer Solstice Link

21st Music Day Link

21st Longest Day Golf Challenge Link

23rd International Widows Day Link

23rd National Women in Engineering Day Link

24th Armed Forces Day  Link

24th National Flash Fiction Day Link

25th National Unplugging Day Link

26th International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking Link

30th Wrong Trousers Day Link



1st-7th Volunteers Week Link

5th-11th Child Safety Week Link

5th-11thHeart Rhythm Week Link

10th-18th Bike Week Link

11th-17th Diabetes Week Link

12th-16th Breathe Easy Week Link

12th-18th Mens Health Week Link

12th-18th Cervical Screening Awareness Week Link

12th-18th Carers Week Link

12th-16th Aromatherapy Awareness Week Link

16th-25th National Picnic Week Link

19th-25th Refugee Week Link

26th-30th National School Sport Week Link



Have a Go Month Link

Motor Neurone Awareness Month Link

National Microchip Month Link

SANDS Awareness Month Link


June Religious Days   

4th Pentecost (Christian)

9th Trinity Sunday (Christian)

16th Guru Arjan Martyrdom (Sikh)

21st Summer Solstice – Litha (Pagan)

21st Litha (Wicca/Pagan)

22nd Laylay al Kadr (Islam)

26th Eid al Fitr (Islam)

29th St Peter and St Paul’s Day (Christian)


June National Days

2nd Italy

4th Tonga

5th Denmark

6th Sweden

10th Portugal

12th Russia

12th Philippines

14th Falkland Islands

17th Iceland

18th Seychelles

21st Greenland

23rd Luxembourg

25th Slovenia

26th Madagascar


June This Day in History

1st TV licences introduced in UK (1942)

1st Rhodesia becomes Zimbabwe (1979)

2nd Italy becomes a republic (1946)

2nd Coronation of Elizabeth II (1953)

4th Juan Peron elected President of Argentina (1946)

5th Robert Kennedy shot (1968)

6th D Day landings in Normandy (1944)

7th Prophet Muhammad dies in Medina (632)

8th Lindisfarne Monastery sacked by Vikings (793)

8th New law limits women and children to 10 hour working day (1847)

8th Margaret Bondfield becomes Britain’s first female cabinet minister (1929)

9th Emperor Nero commits suicide (68)

12th Nelson Mandela jailed for life (1964)

13th Flying bombs used to attack Britain (1944)

14th Battle of Naseby – English Civil War (1645)

14th Falklands War ends (1982)

15th Peasants Revolt – against poll tax (1381)

15th Allcock & Brown complete first non-stop Atlantic flight (1919)

16th Valentina Tereshkova becomes first woman in space (1963)

18th Wellington defeats Napoleon at Waterloo (1815)

18th Amelia Earheart becomes first women to fly Atlantic (1928)

19th King John signs Magna Carta (1215)

19th Sir Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police (1829)

20th Queen Victoria accedes to throne (1837)

21st Prince William born (1982)

22nd SS Windrush brings Commonwealth workers (1948)

24th English defeated at Bannockburn (1314)

24th Custers last stand (1876)

27th First Nuclear Power Station opened at Obninsk (1954)

28th Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated (1914)

30th First Harry Potter novel published (1997)


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Mike Hutchins is the founder of Good Morning Children, an on-line company that provides engaging and mentally stimulating resources for primary school children of all ages. Mike started Good Morning Children in 2006 with the aim of the company being to help children develop key thinking and reasoning skills. His qualifications include B.Sc (Engineering) and a PGCE in primary education.

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