June 1st celebrates Say Something Nice Day and Dare Day.
Welcome to the very first day of June. Today marks the 152nd day of the year.
There were so many incredible events that all fell on the first day of June in years gone by including royalty events, business, sports and so much more.
Did you know that on this day in 1980, CNN made its debut as the first 24-hour news channel? It was also the first news only television channel in the US.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 1st in history!
What memorable events happened on June 1 in history? Keep reading to find out!
NASA’s Endeavour Space Shuttle landed for its 25th and final time.
Mission STS-134 was meant to be the final Space Shuttle Mission, but another mission was later added at the last minute and flown by the Atlantis Space Shuttle. During the Endeavour’s lifetime, it spent 299 days in space, flying a total of 122,883,151 miles (197,761,262 km).
General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the US.
Charles II of England and Louis XIV of France signed the Secret Treaty of Dover.
As a part of the treaty’s terms, Charles II was to convert to the Roman Catholic Church and send troops and ships to France’s aid in its war against the Dutch Republic. In return, Charles II received a yearly pension from France and a promise of aid if he was faced with a rebellion.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Tom Holland? See what other famous people were born on this day.
27 years old
Aug 4, 1962 (Age 36)
86 years old
50 years old
Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
42 years old
New York, USA
Sarah Wayne Callies
46 years old
Unfortunately, June 1st has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Helen Keller was an American author born on June 27, 1880. She died on this day in 1968, at age 87 in Easton, Connecticut, USA.
Jun 1, 1968 (Age 87)
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer born on August 1, 1936. He died on this day in 2008, at age 71 in Paris, France.
Jun 1, 2008 (Age 71)
Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on June 1st.
A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another TV set, we’d have peace.
Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.
National Say Something Nice Day
You’re amazing, you are simply fabulous, you wonderful person, you’ll achieve anything! If you hadn’t guessed it, today is Say Something Nice Day. So why not say lots of nice things to people today. Try it – it’s surprisingly addictive!
When was the last time you dared a friend to do something? Or got dared to do something yourself? While it can be a little risque, it’s always a hoot! So shake things up today and dare your friends; even if it’s just something small, it’s bound to be a lot of fun.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Fruit stickers are edible, though the same as any fruit, washing before eating is recommended. The FDA regulates the glue used for them.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on June 1st all share the Gemini star sign.
Air is the element given to Gemini, which is quite fitting since Geminis tend to have a way of breezing through life like the wind.
Those of you that were born in June have the Alexandrite birthstone. Alexandrite was named after Alexander II of Russia. The gems red and green colors mirrored the national military colors of imperial Russia.
If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of September 8th in the previous year.
The due date for babies conceived on June 1, 2023, is around February 22, 2024.