27 fun facts for June, 4

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 4th is a day full of historical events, national celebrations, and appreciation for various aspects of society. From the Montgolfier brothers' first hot air balloon flight in 1783 to the release of iconic movies and music albums, this day has truly left its mark on history.
27 Fun facts
  1. On June 4, 1783, the Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrated their hot air balloon for the first time in Annonay, France. This marked the beginning of human flight, leading to advancements in the field of aviation.
  2. June 4th is National Cheese Day in the United States - a day for Americans to celebrate and appreciate the wide variety of cheeses available.
  3. June 4th is International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, established by the United Nations in 1982 to acknowledge the pain and suffering of children who have been victims of abuse, exploitation, or violence.
  4. June 4th is National Hug Your Cat Day, encouraging cat owners to show some extra love and appreciation to their feline friends.
  5. On June 4, 1896, Henry Ford completed and tested his first automobile, the Ford "Quadricycle," paving the way for the future of the motor industry.
  6. In 1919, the United States Congress approved the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. This monumental decision forever changed women's rights in America.
  7. On June 4, 1937, the first shopping cart was introduced by Sylvan Goldman in his Humpty Dumpty supermarket in Oklahoma City, revolutionizing the shopping experience.
  8. June 4th is National Cognac Day in the United States, which celebrates the French brandy made from Ugni Blanc grapes.
  9. On June 4, 1974, the Cleveland Indians baseball team hosted an ill-fated "Ten Cent Beer Night" promotion, resulting in a riot by fans and the forfeit of the game.
  10. June 4th is National SAFE Day, an initiative in the United States aimed at raising awareness about firearm safety and preventing child accidents involving guns.
  11. On June 4, 1984, Bruce Springsteen released the iconic album "Born in the U.S.A.," which became one of the best-selling albums of all time.
  12. June 4th is Tanzania's National Day, also known as Saba Saba Day, which recognizes the formation of the Tanganyika African National Union in 1954.
  13. On June 4, 1996, the European Space Agency's Ariane 5 rocket suffered a catastrophic failure during its maiden launch, leading to a loss of approximately $370 million.
  14. June 4th is National Old Maid's Day, a day of celebration and support for single, unmarried women and their contributions to society.
  15. On June 4, 1975, the popular film "Jaws" premiered in theaters, becoming an instant classic and establishing a new genre of thriller movies.
  16. June 4th is National Running Day, also known as Global Running Day, where people of all fitness levels are encouraged to get moving and celebrate the joys of running.
  17. On June 4, 1940, the famous "Dunkirk evacuation" came to an end, saving more than 330,000 Allied soldiers during World War II.
  18. June 4th is National Fish and Chip Day in the United Kingdom, celebrating the iconic British dish and its role in the nation's food culture.
  19. On June 4, 1973, the Soviet Union launched the first-ever manned space mission to the Skylab space station, marking a new era of international collaboration in space exploration.
  20. June 4th is National Doughnut Day, celebrating the sweet treat and its history while also recognizing the Salvation Army's role in popularizing the doughnut in America.
  21. On June 4, 1965, the "Rolling Stones" released "I Can't Get No Satisfaction," which became the band's first No. 1 hit in the United States.
  22. June 4th is National Hug A Bear Day, encouraging people to appreciate the companionship and comfort provided by stuffed bears and other cuddly toys.
  23. On June 4, 1991, the longest tennis match in French Open history took place, lasting an incredible 6 hours and 33 minutes.
  24. June 4th is National Trails Day in the United States, promoting the use and conservation of hiking trails all over the country.
  25. On June 4, 2010, the popular sci-fi movie "Inception," directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, premiered in theaters, captivating audiences worldwide.
  26. June 4th is National Audacity to Hope Day, encouraging people to dare to have big dreams and never give up on their aspirations.
  27. On June 4, 2004, Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on the gameshow "Jeopardy!", eventually earning over $2.5 million in cash and becoming a household name.