June 7, 2017 – NATIONAL BOONE DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY – NATIONAL VCR DAY – NATIONAL RUNNING DAY

JUNE 7, 2017 | NATIONAL BOONE DAY | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY | NATIONAL VCR DAY | NATIONAL RUNNING DAY

NATIONAL BOONE DAY

National Boone Day, observed each year on June 7, commemorates the day frontiersman Daniel Boone (November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820) first began exploring the valleys and forests of the present day Bluegrass State of Kentucky on June 7, 1769.  Boon founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky which is one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians.

Daniel Boone, an American pioneer, explorer and frontiersman, was born on November 2, 1734. His frontier exploits made him one of United States first folk heroes. By the end of the 18th century, following the route marked by Boone, more than 200,000 European people had migrated to Kentucky/Virginia.

Daniel Boone married Rebecca Bryan on August 14, 1756. They lived in a cabin on his father’s farm and had ten children. He supported his family as a market hunter, collecting pelts for the fur trade.

During the Revolutionary War, Boone was a militia officer and in 1778 was captured by the Shawnee warriors who adopted him into their tribe. He later left the Indians, returning to Boonesborough to help defend the European settlements in Kentucky/Virginia.

For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National Boone Day.

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY

To observe National Chocolate Ice Cream Day on June 7 all you need is chocolate ice cream.  Who says you have to stop there, though? You can have it in a cone or make it from scratch.  Add sprinkles or syrup or whipped cream. 

Chocolate ice cream is the second most common flavor, surpassed only by vanilla.  The chocolate flavored ice cream has been in existence well over a hundred years and has been popular in the United States since the late 19th century.

Cocoa powder is blended in with eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar to make chocolate ice cream.  The cocoa powder is what gives the ice cream a brown color.  Other flavors, such as rocky road or triple chocolate chunk, use chocolate ice cream in their creation.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try this chocolate ice cream recipe and a chocolate milkshake recipe. Use #ChocolateIceCreamDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.

NATIONAL VCR DAY 

National VCR Day is observed annually on June 7th.  Do you still own a VCR player or do you know someone who does? Many young people do not know what a VCR player or a VCR tape is.  National VCR Day is dedicated to the video cassette recorder (VCR). In their time, they were a marvel of technology!

The video cassette recorder is an electro-mechanical device that records analog audio and analog video from television on a removable, magnetic tape videocassette.  The images and sound can then be played back at a more convenient time. At the time, the VCR was the main way to watch movies at home, and one could create their own personal movie library.

For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National VCR Day.

National Running Day First Wednesday in June

NATIONAL RUNNING DAY

Each year on the first Wednesday in June, people across the United States participate in National Running Day.  This day was designated as a day for runners to reaffirm their passion for running. It is also a good day for beginners to begin a life-changing commitment to running.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Whether you run a few miles or just around the block, by yourself or with a friend or three, this is a perfect day to go for a run! Use #NationalRunningDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Running organizations have partnered together since 2009 to promote National Running Day. For more information visit globalrunningday.org.

About National Day Calendar

Founded in 2013 in the historic town of Mandan, North Dakota, National Day Calendar began as a kernel of curiosity that exploded into a growing collection of ways to Celebrate. Every Day, founder Marlo Anderson and his team seek out all the daily, weekly and monthly observations and celebrations to keep you up to date and informed. Through daily updates, social media, mobile applications and much more, National Day Calendar helps you #CelebrateEveryDay!

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