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Wednesday 2019.06.19
Juneteenth. Yearly.
Date on which the freedom of the slaves was formally announced in Texas in 1865, more than two years after Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the end of the Civil War.
juneteenth.com INFO SHARE


Thursday 2019.06.20
Emancipation Day. Yearly.
Day observing the end of slavery in the United States. President Lincoln declared all slaves free on January 1st, 1863.
nara.gov/exhall/featured-document/eman/emanproc.html INFO SHARE


Friday 2019.06.21
Start of Cancer. Astrological sign, the crab. Yearly.
astrology.com INFO SHARE

* Summer Solstice. Yearly. 8:30p UNCONFIRMED
Longest day/shortest night, official start of summer.
aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/EarthSeasons.php PHOTOS INFO SHARE


Sunday 2019.06.23
Midsummer Eve. Yearly.
Observed in Europe, celebrates the return of summer.
nas.com/jpcolbertart/seasons/midsummer.html INFO SHARE


Monday 2019.06.24
St. John the Baptist Day. Yearly.
Feast day honoring the Jewish prophet who preceded Jesus.
chabad.org/holidays INFO SHARE


Sunday 2019.06.30
*** Gay Pride Parade and Festival (since 1970). One of the nation's largest. Last Sunday in June Yearly. All ages. Free 12p UNCONFIRMED
Hundreds of floats, thousands of flamboyantly happy people. Special events at all area bars and restaurants, major after-parties. Wear sun screen. Typically goes S on Broadway, S on Halsted, E on Belmont, S on Broadway, E on Diversey to Cannon Drive.
773/348-8243 chicagopride.gopride.comUptown, 4400 N Broadway. At Montrose.
MAP INFO SHARE


Thursday 2019.07.04
* Independence Day. Yearly.
Legal holiday. The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was passed by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1776. Typically observed with picnics and evening fireworks.
holidays.net/independence INFO SHARE


Saturday 2019.07.06
Earth at Aphelion. Our orbit's farthest point from the sun. Yearly. UNCONFIRMED
Fortunately by cosmic standards we're close (3.4%?) to circular at 147.5-152.6Mkm (91.7-94.8Mmi).
aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/EarthSeasons.php INFO SHARE


Wednesday 2019.07.10
Nikola Tesla Day (since 2002). Yearly.
Honoring one of history's greatest inventors.
teslasociety.com/tesladay.htmtheoatmeal.com/comics/tesla SHARE


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