On this day
King Louis XVI and his family were captured.
Back in 1791, during the French Revolution, King Louis XVI and his family were caught as they attempted to leave Paris. Let’s just say that the revolutionaries did not, in fact, let them eat cake! In fact, it was pretty difficult to eat anything without a head, so we’re told!
Samuel Morse patented an important invention!
Back in 1840, Samuel Morse finally got the patent for his incredible invention, the telegraph, as of June 20th that year. The telegraph arguably helped to change communication for the better the world over, and even now, Morse Code comes in handy during covert operations.
“People are friends, not food!”
Maybe someone should have told Jaws! The big great white shark villain first hit our screens back on June 20th, 1975. The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, which was based on the book by Peter Benchley, became an instant cinematic classic – creating a whole genre of movies on its own.
Special Days Falling on June 20thYou don’t need to have a birthday or an anniversary today to make the most of June 20th! Today happens to be a great occasion for upping your productivity, thinking about those who need shelter, and marveling at majestic birds. Here are some special occasions you may wish to mark.
World Refugee Day
June 20th is a sobering occasion for many, as we’re all encouraged to think about people from war-torn countries and communities who are forced to flee for their lives. Immigration laws the world over often paint refugees out to be “the bad guys” – but what would you do in their situation? Take the time to read up on refugee stories and maybe even make a contribution to a charity.
World Productivity Day
It’s difficult to be productive sometimes, especially when we’re tired and have so many life events going off at once. Today, on World Productivity Day, think carefully about the time you use, and maybe get on with a few jobs and projects you’ve been meaning to for a while!