22 fun facts for June, 2

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 2 is a day filled with celebrations, milestones, and historical events. From the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II and the formation of the Italian Republic to National Rocky Road Day and World Milk Day, this date offers a variety of fun facts and occasions to remember.
22 Fun facts
  1. June 2 is National Rocky Road Day in the United States, celebrating the ice cream flavor made with chocolate, marshmallow, and nuts. The origin of Rocky Road ice cream dates back to the Great Depression.
  2. On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned as the monarch of the United Kingdom in Westminster Abbey. She has become the longest-reigning British monarch in history.
  3. On June 2, 1979, the Pope John Paul II visited Poland for the first time, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country. His visit is said to have inspired the rise of the Solidarity movement, eventually leading to the fall of communism in Poland.
  4. In Italy, June 2 is known as the Day of the Italian Republic (Festa della Repubblica). This national holiday celebrates the formation of the Italian Republic, which occurred on this day in 1946.
  5. June 2 is National Rotisserie Chicken Day in the United States. This day celebrates the delicious flavor and convenience of cooking chicken on a rotisserie, which results in a moist and tender dish.
  6. American actress and singer, Justin Long, was born on June 2, 1978. He is best known for his roles in movies like Dodgeball, Galaxy Quest, and the voice of Alvin in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie franchise.
  7. June 2 is recognized as National Leave the Office Early Day. This unofficial holiday encourages employees to take advantage of the summer weather and leave work early to relax, recharge, and have fun.
  8. On June 2, 1924, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act, granting all Native Americans born in the United States full U.S. citizenship.
  9. June 2 is also known as National Bubba Day in the United States. This day encourages everyone to celebrate the "Bubbas" in their lives, whether they are friends, family members, or coworkers.
  10. On June 2, 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the first and only president to marry in the executive mansion.
  11. June 2 is celebrated as International Sex Workers' Day, aiming to raise awareness about the rights and protection needed for sex workers all over the world.
  12. On June 2, the World Milk Day is celebrated to acknowledge the importance of milk as a global food and promote its consumption as part of a healthy diet.
  13. On June 2, 1995, U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady was shot down over Bosnia while on a NATO peacekeeping mission. He survived for six days with minimal supplies before being rescued.
  14. American actor, Justin Chatwin, who starred in War of the Worlds and Shameless, was born on June 2, 1982.
  15. On June 2, 1989, the “Gilet Jaune” (Yellow Vest) movement began its protests in France to campaign against high fuel prices and rising living costs.
  16. The historic signing of The Helsinki Accords, an agreement aimed at improving East-West relations during the Cold War, took place on June 2, 1974.
  17. On June 2, 2012, the pageant crowning of Laura Kaeppeler as Miss America took place. She later became a professional vocalist and television presenter.
  18. In Wales, June 2 is Gwyl Ifan (St. John's Day), a traditional Midsummer festival featuring folk dancing, music, and theatrical performances.
  19. On June 2, 1910, Charles Rolls made the first round-trip flight between England and France in a single day, marking a new milestone in aviation history.
  20. June 2 is celebrated as National Doughnut Day in the United States, with many doughnut shops offering free doughnuts or special deals on this day.
  21. On June 2, 1966, the Surveyor 1 spacecraft became the first American spacecraft to land on the Moon's surface, transmitting detailed images back to Earth.
  22. In the United States, June 2 is celebrated as National Gun Violence Awareness Day to bring attention to gun violence and promote safer communities.