24 fun facts for June, 7

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 7 is a day filled with a rich history of events, such as the founding of the International Olympic Committee, the introduction of the resolution for U.S. independence, and the first recorded successful parachute jump by a woman. The day also celebrates delicious treats like chocolate ice cream and donuts and recognizes the achievements of iconic performers like Sir Tom Jones and Gladys Bentley.
24 Fun facts
  1. On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee introduced a resolution to the United States' Second Continental Congress, calling for independence from Great Britain. This resolution led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.
  2. June 7 is recognized as National Chocolate Ice Cream Day in the United States. This day is celebrated by indulging in the delicious and popular frozen treat, loved by millions of people all over the world.
  3. On June 7, 1892, Homela Rijsnerova of Bohemia recorded her first successful parachute jump from a hot air balloon. She is regarded as the first woman to parachute from a balloon, making a total of 24 jumps in her career.
  4. The International Olympic Committee was founded on June 7, 1894, by Pierre de Coubertin. The organization is responsible for organizing the modern Olympic Games and promoting the spirit of Olympism worldwide.
  5. On June 7, 1955, the children's show "The Mickey Mouse Club" was launched. The show featured a cast of talented children known as the "Mouseketeers" who entertained audiences with clever skits, songs, and dance routines.
  6. June 7 is officially recognized as World Food Safety Day by the United Nations. The day acknowledges the importance of safe food for people's health and well-being, as well as the need to commit to reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally.
  7. On June 7, 1915, Denmark's women successfully voted in a national election for the first time, after gaining suffrage rights in April of the same year. Their participation marked a significant achievement for women's rights in the country.
  8. The English painter Sir John Everett Millais was born on June 7, 1829. He is known for his association with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and his paintings that expressed a rebellion against the artistic conventions of the time.
  9. On June 7, 1930, the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge in New York City was officially opened. The suspension bridge spans 2,300 feet over the East River and connects the Bronx and Queens, serving as an essential transportation link.
  10. June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day in the United States, which is held on the first Sunday of June each year. This day is celebrated to honor and uplift cancer survivors and their families, as well as to raise awareness about cancer survivorship issues.
  11. Bulgarian mystic and spiritual teacher Peter Deunov began the practice of Paneurhythmy on June 7, 1932. Paneurhythmy is a system of meditative, music-infused exercises that combines dance, music, and poetry, aiming to connect participants with nature and promote harmony.
  12. The first international beauty contest, called the "Concours de Beauté," took place on June 7, 1888, in the Belgian seaside resort of Spa. Participants represented nine European countries, and the winner was Austria's Bertha Soucaret.
  13. On June 7, 1929, the Vatican City officially became an independent state. Situated in Rome, the Vatican City is the world's smallest sovereign state, covering approximately 44 hectares, with a population of around 1,000 people.
  14. American jazz singer and pianist Gladys Bentley was born on June 7, 1907. Bentley was a groundbreaking entertainer who challenged gender norms, wore tuxedos, and openly embraced her lesbian identity during the Harlem Renaissance.
  15. On June 7, 1993, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp featuring Elvis Presley, the iconic “King of Rock and Roll.” The stamp featured an illustrated image of Elvis, marking the first time a musician was so honored.
  16. June 7 is celebrated as National Boone Day in the United States in honor of the American pioneer Daniel Boone. Boone was a frontiersman known for his role in the exploration and settlement of Kentucky.
  17. On June 7, 2011, LinkedIn, a social networking site for professionals, launched its initial public offering (IPO). The company's stock price more than doubled in its first day of trading, becoming one of the most successful IPO launches in the technology sector.
  18. June 7 is regarded as the start of the "Festival of the Forks" in Mongolia. This traditional ceremony involves Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery competitions, as well as folk dancing, music, and cuisine to showcase Mongolian culture.
  19. On June 7, 1924, the first music radio station broadcast in Birmingham, Alabama, hit the airwaves. Known as WSY-AM, the station is considered the first step in the development of the city's broadcasting industry.
  20. June 7 is celebrated as National Donut Day in the United States. The day honors the history of the popular pastry and pays tribute to the Salvation Army “Lassies” who provided donuts to soldiers during WWI.
  21. On June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr., an African-American man, was tragically murdered in a racially motivated crime in Jasper, Texas. Byrd's murder led to the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.
  22. British singer-songwriter Sir Tom Jones was born on June 7, 1940. Known for his powerful voice and charismatic stage presence, Jones has had a successful career spanning over six decades, with hits like "It's Not Unusual" and "What's New Pussycat?"
  23. June 7, 1963, marks the release date of "Cleopatra," starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. The historical epic was a major box office success and remains one of the most expensive movies ever made.
  24. On June 7, 1965, Gemini IV astronaut Ed White completed the first American spacewalk. During his 23-minute walk outside the Gemini IV capsule, White traveled roughly 6,500 miles, taking stunning photographs and solidifying America's reputation in the space race.