June 6th is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. On this day, The first slaves arrive in Louisiana, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, and a near-Earth asteroid estimated at ten meters in diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea with an explosive force estimated to be slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb. Famous birthdays include Thomas Mann, Björn Borg, Paul Giamatti, and Steve Vai. Today is National Yo-Yo Day, Queensland Day, and Russian Language Day.
We have 11 holidays listed for June 6.
National Eyewear Day
The good news? Today we can choose from virtually endless styles, shapes, and colors.
National Yo-Yo Day
It seems like yo-yos have been around forever and that's because they have; we're talking over 2,000 years!
Did you know the British could have named Queensland — "Cooksland" — after British explorer James Cook?
Russian Language Day
It’s time to take a quick trip to the Eastern Hemisphere, because it's Russian Language Day!
National Applesauce Cake Day
National Applesauce Day is an opportunity to hone your culinary skills and treat your sweet tooth.
National Drive-In Movie Day
Today is the anniversary of the first-ever drive-in opening in the U.S.
National Gardening Exercise Day
Any gardener will tell you that squatting to pick weeds will get those quads burning.
National Higher Education Day
National Higher Education Day recognizes the importance of education in improving our lives.
Western Australia Day
Originally called "Foundation Day," it has since been renamed to include all Western Australians.