27 fun facts for June, 21

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 21 is a day filled with diverse celebrations, such as World Giraffe Day, International Yoga Day, National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, and World Music Day. It also marks historic events such as Amelia Earhart's first flight across the Atlantic Ocean and the first Special Olympics held in Chicago.
27 Fun facts
  1. June 21 is World Giraffe Day, an annual event that celebrates the tallest animal on Earth and raises awareness about their conservation needs.
  2. In 1982 on this day, John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
  3. June 21 is International Yoga Day, which was established by the United Nations in 2014 to recognize yoga as a valuable tool for personal well-being and inner peace.
  4. On June 21, 1965, the Beatles released their album "Beatles VI," marking their sixth studio album.
  5. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, typically falls on June 21, signifying the first day of summer.
  6. In 2004, SpaceShipOne became the first privately-funded, manned spacecraft to achieve spaceflight on June 21.
  7. Mona Lisa was exhibited for the first time in the United States on June 21, 1963, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
  8. June 21 is National Selfie Day in the United States, celebrating the popularity of capturing one's own image with a smartphone or camera.
  9. In 1928 on this day, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger.
  10. June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, celebrating the culture, heritage, and contributions of Indigenous peoples in the country.
  11. On June 21, 1989, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Texas v. Johnson that burning the American flag as a form of protest was protected under the First Amendment.
  12. In 1968, the first Special Olympics were held at Soldier Field in Chicago, with over 1,000 athletes participating.
  13. June 21 is National Peaches and Cream Day in the United States, a day to enjoy the delicious combination of fresh peaches and whipped cream.
  14. The Loma Prieta earthquake, also known as the World Series earthquake, occurred on June 21, 1988, in Northern California, causing significant damage and loss of life.
  15. On June 21, 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, bringing it into effect.
  16. In 1948, Columbia Records introduced the long-playing record (LP) on this day, which allowed for 20 minutes of music on each side.
  17. June 21 is World Music Day or Fête de la Musique, an international event that promotes the celebration of music and the arts in over 120 countries.
  18. Cyndi Lauper released her iconic debut album "She's So Unusual" on June 21, 1983.
  19. On June 21, 1940, Hollywood icon Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Oscar, for her performance in "Gone with the Wind."
  20. June 21 is National Daylight Appreciation Day in the United States, which encourages people to appreciate the benefits of natural daylight.
  21. After 632 years, the June 21, 2000 solar eclipse was the first one to occur on the summer solstice.
  22. June 21 marks the Day of the Martyrs in Togo, honoring those who died during the struggle for independence.
  23. In 1978, the original Broadway production of "Grease" closed on this day after 3,388 performances.
  24. June 21 is Go Skateboarding Day, a day dedicated to the sport of skateboarding and the encouragement of its growth.
  25. On June 21, 1791, King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette attempted to escape France but were captured and returned to Paris.
  26. On this day in 1912, Gus Weyhaupt of the St. Louis Cardinals hit the first recorded "inside-the-park" home run in World Series history.
  27. June 21 is National Seashell Day, which encourages people to appreciate the beauty and wonder of seashells found along beaches and coastlines.