June 20, 2021
World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day, observed on June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. According to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention, a refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to "a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion." Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.
American Eagle Day
American Eagle Day, observed on June 20, is a special day to commemorate the anniversary of the Bald Eagle's selection as our National Symbol, to celebrate its physical recovery to America's skies, and to observe the American values, ideals and attributes for which it stands. In 1995, at the request of the American Eagle Foundation, President Bill Clinton and Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist each proclaimed the first American Eagle Day.
On June 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation's first "Father's Day." In 1972, the day became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.