On this date in 1792, Kentucky became part of the United States. It was the 15th state to enter and is nicknamed the "Bluegrass State".
Grab a spoon, a bowl, and eat yummy spoonfuls of Rocky Road ice cream. It contains choclolate ice cream, nuts and marshmallows- your three basic food groups. Just kidding kids!
On this date in the year 1965, Ed White did the first ever space walk, very cool! The walk lasted 23 minutes and went from the Pacific Ocean, near Hawaii, and ended in New Mexico. For pictures, visit: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/gemini_4_eva.html
Aesop was born today in the year 620 B.C.E. (before the common era). He is the creator of lots of fables, that have evolved into classic bedtime stories and teaching tools.
World Environment started in the year 1972. This is a yearly event that aims to be the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. Go out and plant a tree or remember to recycle in honor of today!
Yo, yo, yo! Today is a great day to get out the yo-yo and learn all sorts of tricks. Many people think that the yo-yo first came from China as early as 500-1000 B.C (year before Christ). Did you know that the world's largest Yo-Yo weighs 256 pounds? It is on display at the National Yo-Yo museum in St. Chico, California!
"Dough" you know what's today? It's National Doughnut Day! It is celebrated on June 7 after the Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War. Keep an eye out for doughnut shops around where you live, they may offer free doughnuts!
Hey, kids! Here's a quick joke for you:
Q: What do you call a pastry that is a priest?
A: A Holy doughnut.
World Oceans Day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the crucial role the sea plays as sources of food, oxygen and medicine.Think about how you can keep the ocean clean and safe for animals by not throwing trash like paper bags and water bottles.
Today is the official birthday of the beloved Disney cartoon, Donald Duck. His first one was June 9, 1934, the day he debuted in the Silly Symphony cartoon "The Wise Little Hen." Eventually there were 128 Donald Duck cartoons, but he also appeared in a number of others with Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Pluto.
On this day in 1943, brothers Laszlo and Georg Bíró filed a patent for what's now one of the world's most common writing tools. They opened a pen shop in Argentina. In 1945, the pens went on sale in the U.S., at Gimbel's in New York, for $12.50 each. The store sold $125,000 worth on day one, and Bic, which bought the patent, has sold 100 billion and more since 1950.
A glass of milk is all you need to pair with this delicious cake. It is actually an American creation using chocolate, cocunut and pecans.A perfect dessert treat.
Anne Frank was born in Frakenfurt, Germany year 1929. She is a well known girl whose life was forever changed by World War II. She is famous for her diary that was discovered by her father after the war. Her diary is the basis for many movies and books.
Wave the red, white, and blue!
Flag Day is a day when all Americans celebrate the flag by showing respect for the flag and its makers and its designers.
The original U.S. flag was confirmed by Congress on Saturday, June 14, 1777. It had 13 stripes - 7 red and 6 white - that represent the original 13 colonies. There were 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new constellation.
There are now 50 stars for the 50 states and 13 stripes for the 13 colonies.
This is the eighth year it wil be observed. This day was designated by NANPA (North American Photography Association) to promote the enjoyment of nature photography. The pictures are also used to promote conservation and protect plants, wildlife, and landscapes locally and worldwide. A famous photographer that has done this is Ansel Adams. You can read more about him in the June 2013 issue of Kidsville News! and online!
Celebrate the the dad's in your life by making them cards or gifts. Father's Day always lands on the third Sunday in June.
Father's Day was started in 1910 by Mrs. John Dodd of Spokane, Washington. The event spread throughout the United States and in 1936 a national Father's Day committee was formed. The business meets in New York City and the committee annually selects a Father of the Year.
June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month and so it's no coincidence that today is Eat your Vegetable's day. It is a reminder to eat more greens (spinach, broccoli, peas, green beans, celery), yellows (corn) and oranges (carrots). They are a yummy side dish for dinner or a quick after school snack. Vegetables contain good minerals and vitamins to grow and have a healthy life.
Get some bait and head down to a lake, river, whereever!
Garfield has been around since June 19, 1978 and is fat, lazy, but very loved cat. Garfield started as a comic strip, and continues to appear daily in newspapers around the world, but he has become much more than that. There are games, memorabilia, posters, movies and tv series featuring this cat, enough that he is arguably the most famous cat in the world. Sounds purr-ific.
This began two years ago on June 20, 2011, as `American Eagle Day'. it is to celebrate the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States.
Whoo! Summer is officially here which means beach trips, cook outs, family road trips and splashing in the pool. It also means today is summer solstice- the longest day in the year. See what time at night the sun sets today! What other ways can you celebrate summer?
Today is the Great American Backyard Campout!
The Great American Backyard Campout is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. It is an important part of the organization’s “Be Out There” campaign, which is dedicated to getting children outside so they can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. Camping out in the backyard is also a wonderful opportunity to observe and learn about the wildlife that surrounds us every day.
National Kids Day was created in 1994 by KidsPeace, a 130-year-old national children's charity, to encourage adults to spend more meaningful time with their children.
Today celebrates International Fairy Day. There are many movies and books that have these cute, tiny, fantasy creatures like Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.
Eric Carle was born the year 1929 and is famous for his children's books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. He has illustrated more than 70 books and more than 103 million copies of his books have been sold around the world.
Have a delightful snack of chocolate pudding today! Did you know that the early forms of pudding were actually meat based?
Try this neat recipe with chocolate pudding:
JELL-O Creamy Chocolate Pudding Pops
Directions: BEAT pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in COOL WHIP. SPOON into 5 paper or plastic cups. Insert wooden pop stick or plastic spoon in center of each cup. FREEZE 4 hours or until firm. Remove from cups before serving.
BEAT pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in COOL WHIP.
SPOON into 5 paper or plastic cups. Insert wooden pop stick or plastic spoon in center of each cup.
FREEZE 4 hours or until firm. Remove from cups before serving.
Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. In 1882, she fell ill, probably some sort of scarlett fever or menigitis, and was struck blind, deaf and mute. Beginning in 1887, Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, helped her make tremendous progress with her ability to communicate, and Keller went on to college, graduating in 1904. In 1920, Keller helped found the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). During her lifetime, she received many honors in recognition of her accomplishments.
Today is the recognition of the most simple way on how you introduce yourself and meeting others-the handshake. Did you know that handshakes have been practiced since at least the 2nd century B.C.? Many researchers believe that the handshake originated in the Western world.It was a gesture of peace, demonstrated by the fact that the hands held no weapons.Today, a handshake is offered upon meeting or parting. It is an expression of goodwill, gratitude and congratulations. Many people also believe that a handshake reveals somethingabout the character of the person who gives it.
Camera Day is best celebrated with pictures. Our memories and stories are captured by a camera. With digital technology, using a camera has never been easier. Cameras are now built into cell phones, so you always have a camera with you, ready to record the moments of your life.
George Eastman is the "Father of Photography". He didn't invent photography but made photographic inventions and created the mass production that brought cameras into everyday use by millions.
Meteors are space dust and ice that enter the earth's atmosphere. Meteors can be as small as specks of dust. As they enter the atmosphere at high speeds, they burn up, producing light as they streak across the night sky. Sometimes, you see them streak across the sky and disappear at the horizon. Other times, they end suddenly, burning out right before your eyes.
With a little luck, you can see a meteor just about any night of the year. But, the best times to see meteors is during a meteor shower. There are a number of them each year. The best annual show is the Perseid Meteor shower each August.
Hopefully you will see one tonight!