05 Jun Fun Monday – Fun Facts about June!
Following on with the monthly tradition of Fun Facts about the Month here are your fun facts about JUNE!
Birthstone: Moonstone or Pearl
Flower: Rose or Honeysuckle
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Cancer (June 21 - July 20)
Birthstones for the month June are Alexandrite, Moonstone and Pearl. Each of these stones represents different qualities of the people born in June. Health and longevity are achieved through Alexandrite. To achieve horizons of new change, beginnings of new good stuff and emotion in life; Moonstones are used. Pearl; as white as they are, represent the purity of it and faith.
Birth flower of June-born people are Honeysuckle and Rose. Love, devotion, generosity – that’s what these flowers describe in brief. People who are born in June can be moody, romantic, good secret keepers, good at bed etc. In love, Rose happens to play one very important role.
- June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. In the Northern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological summer is June 1st. In the Southern hemisphere, the beginning of the meteorological winter is June 1st.
- The Latin name for June is Junius. Ovid offers multiple etymologies for the name in the Fasti, a poem about the Roman calendar. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, the goddess of marriage and the wife of the supreme deity Jupiter; the second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning "younger ones", as opposed to maiores ("elders") for which the preceding month May (Maius) may be named.
- In any year, no month begins on the same day of the week as June.
- June was the 39th most popular name for a baby girl in 1925 in English-speaking countries but it dropped out of the top thousand in 1986. As a boy’s name, it peaked in 697th place in 1922.
- U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin on June 5, 1968 and he died the following day.
- The Ford Motor Company was founded on June 16, 1903.