Compiled by BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, Staff Writer
As we gear up for summer a few things are for certain — our celebratory instincts will be on high alert and the barbecues will be blazing. June is a month where our nationally celebrated holidays are few and far between. The few we recognize this month are Flag Day and Father’s Day.
Historically, however, June has played host to some incredibly important events. Below are just a few key dates that have changed the course of history as we know it.
June 1 – First Superman comic is published in 1938.
June 2 – U.S. Government grants citizenship to those of American Indian descent in 1924.
June 7 – The United Colonies makes a name change and becomes The United States in 1775.
June 10 – Benjamin Franklin flies a kite in a lightning storm and discovers electricity in 1752.
June 14 – The U.S. Army is formed in 1775.
June 18 – Sally Ride becomes the first woman in space 1983.
June 19 – After an 83-day filibuster, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved.
June 28 – Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I in 1919.
As you can see, even the most important dates in our history can oftentimes be taken for granted and be overshadowed by our wonderful hallmark holidays.