On this day in 2003, the film ‘Finding Nemo’ was released. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
London’s famous clock Big Ben rang out for the first time on this day in 1859.
Today is the International Day for Protection of Children.
On this day in 781BC the first record of a solar eclipse was made, in China.
This day has been marked since 1974, and is about encouraging awareness and action to protect our environment.
This week is Garden Wildlife Week.
Child Safety Week (7 – 13 June) is run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.
Today is World Oceans Day.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognising the contribution they make to families and communities.
A celebration of how growing your own produce can boost your mental and physical wellbeing.
On this date in 1993 ‘Jurassic Park’, directed by Steven Spielberg, was first shown in cinemas. It set the box office weekend record of $502 million.
It was the premier of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, the first Indiana Jones film, on this day in 1981.
Alexander the Great died at the age of 33 on this day in 323 BC.
World Blood Donor Day raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and gives us an opportunity to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
Healthy Eating Week (British Nutrition Foundation) runs until 17 June.
Learning Disability Week is devoted to raising awareness about learning disability.
On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC.
Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space on this day in 1983.
Father’s Day is held every year on the third Sunday in June.
In June 2014, French impressionist painter Claude Monet’s ‘Water Lilies’ painting was sold at auction for $54 million (£42 million).
On this day in 1509, King Henry VIII was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
On this day in 1947, The Diary of Anne Frank was first published.
On this day in 1997, the first book in the famous series by JK Rowling was published.
This day marks importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh UV rays.
On this day in 1838, Queen Victoria was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
On this day in 1613, the Globe theatre in London burnt down.
The world’s first emergency call telephone service was launched on this day in 1937.
This day marks the anniversary of Canada being united into one country as part of the British Empire, combining Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
On this day in 1900, the second Olympic games opened in Paris.
The focus for this day is to try to encourage people to use alternatives to single use plastic bags.