Global Garbage Man Day

📅 On This Day - June 17th

June 17th plunges us deeper into the summer in the upper hemisphere, and it’s also a big day for celebrating liberty, exploration, and toothy critters. Don’t believe us? All the facts are right here for you to sample below…

On this day

facts about sir francis drake

Francis Drake landed in California.

Back in 1579, famous English navigator Francis Drake landed on the coast of California - at Drakes Bay to be more precise - which he gave the name New Albion. It wouldn’t be too long before the English started to journey over to the New World and initiate the United States of America.

facts about the taj mahal

Mumtaz Mahal passed away.

If you have never heard of Mumtaz Mahal, you have very likely heard of her memorial! Following her death in childbirth in 1631, Shah Jahan, Indian Emperor and Mahal’s husband, dedicated the next two decades to building her tomb. The name of the tomb might be familiar - it’s the majestic Taj Mahal. What a celebration of life!

interesting facts about the statue of liberty

Lady Liberty made her way to the US!

Back in 1885, today was the date that the Statue of Liberty finally arrived in New York City! Traveling via the good ship Isere, Lady Liberty was a French gift from one nation to another, and it’s now known as one of the most iconic American landmarks of all time.

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart made history!

In 1929, today was the date that Amelia Earhart made history by becoming the first woman passenger to ever fly over the Atlantic! The airplane was piloted by Wilmer Stultz and left from Newfoundland. Of course, Earhart made plenty of her own piloting firsts, too!

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton made our hearts sing.

In 1973, Dolly Parton first presented her song “I Will Always Love You” to the world However, it’s a rare case in that a cover version is arguably better known - as the late Whitney Houston put her own spin on the tune for the soundtrack to classic 90s movie The Bodyguard.

Special Days Falling on June 17th

Let’s put the history books away for now and focus on the present! Today’s a great day to celebrate our refuse collectors, sample some strudel, and even embrace a croc or two (not literally!).
Apple Strudel Day

National Apple Strudel Day

There's something sweet and warming about apple strudel, even if you choose to enjoy it cold! June 17th is the official "day" of the Austrian dessert classic, and it's easy enough to make at home with some apples, brown sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, and flour!

Global Garbage Man Day

Global Garbage Man Day

Garbage people are genuine unsung heroes of the modern age. Who deals with all our waste once we throw it out? The garbage man - and today’s the day to show your local refuse collector some appreciation. They’ve got to really love what they do - right?

facts about crocodiles

World Croc Day

No, not the cult footwear - the animal! World Croc Day is all about learning more about what makes crocodiles tick, and how we can all do our bit to help protect their habitats. Did you know that crocodiles are some of the oldest animals on Earth? Rumor has it they were left over from the age of dinosaurs - and were protected underwater when the extinction event took place!

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