June 6, 2019

Global Running Day

Each year on the first Wednesday in June, people all over the globe get moving as part of Global Running Day, a worldwide celebration of the sport. It's about fun and fitness for people of all ages. Global Running Day is the evolution of National Running Day in the U.S., which was started in 2009 by leading running organizations and races throughout the nation.

National Higher Education Day

National Higher Education Day is observed annually on June 6 to educate and inspire college students.

National Gardening Exercise Day

National Gardening Exercise Day is observed each year on June 6 and encourages us to maximize the benefits we reap from gardening.

National Yo-Yo Day

A yo-yo is a toy consisting of a pair of joined discs with a deep groove between them in which string is attached and wound, which can be spun alternately downward and upward by its weight and momentum as the string unwinds and rewinds.

National Drive In Movie Day

On this day in 1933, eager motorists park their automobiles on the grounds of Park-In Theaters, the first-ever drive-in movie theater, located on Crescent Boulevard in Camden, New Jersey. Park-In Theaters was the brainchild of Richard Hollingshead, a movie fan and a sales manager. Reportedly inspired by his mother's struggle to sit comfortably in traditional movie theater seats, Hollingshead came up with the idea of an open-air theater where patrons watched movies in the comfort of their own automobiles.

National Applesauce Cake Day

Applesauce cake is a dessert cake prepared using apple sauce, flour and sugar.