June 3– Corpus Christi → Catholic Christian (Religious)

June 6 – D-Day → American 

June 9 – St. Columba of Iona → Celtic Christian (Religious)

June 10 – Savitri Pooja → Hindu (Religious)

June 11– Sacred Heart Of Jesus → Catholic Christian (Religious)

June 11– King Kamehameha Day → Hawaii (Pacific Islander)

June 14 – Dragon Boat Festival → Asian American

June 14– Army Birthday → American

June 14– Flag Day → American

June 15– World Elder Abuse Awareness Day → Elderly 

June – Pride Month → LGBTQIAA2+    

une 16

1963: Valentina Tereshkovs becomes the first woman in space

1970: Kenneth A Gibson becomes the first Black mayor of Neward, NJ

June 17

2008: First day of legal same-sex marriage in California

2020: First major breakthrough in treating COVID-19 using steroids announced by Oxford university

June 18

1982: Voting Rights Act of 1965 is extended by the Senate. 

1983: Sally Ride becomes 1st U.S. woman in space.

June 19

1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is passed by the Senate.

Juneteenth: The holiday celebrating the Emancipation of all those who were enslaved. 

June 20

1987: Chuti Tiu, age 17, of Wisconsin, is crowned America’s Junior Miss.

1966: Sheila Scott becomes the first woman to complete a round-the-world solo flight. 

June 21

1990: Little Richard gets his star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.

2001: Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist, becomes the first Hispanic/Latinx woman to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp. 

June 22

1994: Ken Griffey Jr. breaks Ruth’s record for most home runs by end of June

2020: U.S. government data shows African Americans are four times more likely than whites to be hospitalized for COVID-19. 

June 23

1963: 125,000 people march in the Detroit March to Freedom which was the largest civil rights demonstration in America up to that point.

1986: Pedro Morales swims world record 100m butterfly. 

June 24

1972: Yvonne Brathwaite Burke becomes the first Black chair of a Democratic convention. 

2012: Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time. 

June 25

1989: The first U.S. postmark is dedicated to Lesbian and Gay Pride. 

1993: Both Canada and Turkey elect female heads of government for the first time. 

June 26

1945: The United Nations Charter is signed.

2015: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage across all 50 states.

June 27

1980: The first female state police graduates in New Jersey

2019: The Supreme Court rules that the census cannot contain a question about citizenship. 

June 28

1969: Police raid a gay bar, Stonewall Inn, in NY, sparking riots against police. This was the beginning of the modern LGBTQIIA+ movement.

1964: Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in NY by Malcolm X.

June 29

1969: First Jewish worship service is held at the White House. 

2008: Thomas Beatie, a trans man who advocates for transgender rights, gives birth to his daughter. 

June 30

2015: Misty Copeland becomes the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre. 

2017: Germany votes to legalize same-sex marriage

**The last Sunday in June is Pride day in the U.S.**