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Saturday, May 27th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - May 27th-June 25th Begins on Islamic lunar calendar date Ramadan 1, 1438. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar is holy because it was during this month that the Holy Qur'an (Koran) was revealed.
     
           

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1961, this Nobel Prize- winning human rights organization was founded by London lawyer Peter Benenson after he read about two Portuguese students arrested for drinking a toast to freedom.
    A global movement of more than 7 million people who take injustice personally and are campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. For information go to click for details.
     
           

Monday, May 29th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 24th annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.
     
           

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 2009, the 100-year-old automaker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. In response the US federal government invested $57 billion in the company, making the US Treasury GM's majority shareholder, owning a 60 percent stake.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 8:42 AM, EDT.
     
           

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
     
           

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

  • | 8:00am - 5:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Ride 4 Youth was started in 2012 by members of the Boulware Learning Community at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine who were searching for a way to give back to the Iowa City community. The group partnered with United Action for Youth and began raising funds and awareness for the organization through a charity bike ride. In 2016, the group wanted to expand its reach throughout the Corridor and partnered with Waypoint in Cedar Rapids. Last year, over 250 bicyclists rode to help move families forward in their lives.

    The start location in Cedar Rapids will be at Waypoint and the start location in Iowa City will be at the Kirkwood Regional Center. Route lengths range from 15-110 miles.

    Prices range from $15-$40
    Waypoint
    318 5th Street SE Cedar Rapids IA 52401
    Brittany Appleton 3193651458ext6118 bappleton@waypointservices.org
  • | NATL - Historical
    - World War II naval battle, fought almost entirely with aircraft, in which the United States destroyed Japan’s first-line carrier strength and most of its best trained naval pilots. Together with the Battle of Guadalcanal, the Battle of Midway ended the threat of further Japanese invasion in the Pacific.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual worldwide Celebration of Life that is held on the first Sunday in June. It is the one day each year that people around the world come together to recognize the cancer survivors in their community, to raise awareness of the challenges these survivors face, and, most importantly, to celebrate life.
     
           

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - June 1-30. The ASPCA sponsors this important observance to promote adopting cats from local shelters. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1944, Allied Forces landed in Normandy the north coast of France.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day in 1933 Richard Hollingshead opened America's first drive-in movie theater in Camden NJ. At the height of their popularity there were more than 4,000 drive-ins across the US.
     
           

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - June 1-30. To celebrate the rich blessing of our nation's natural beauty and to renew our commitment to protecting the environment and keeping our country's open spaces beautiful and accessible to our citizens.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - June 7. Since 2009, a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running!
     
           

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - June 8-11. Manchester TN. 15th annual. An escape into excitement, music, art, discoveries, tress, fresh air, green grass. Bonnaroo is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm. Bonnaroo brings together some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in jazz, americana, hip-hop and electronica. Annually, the second week in June.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A global celebration annually on June 8 with hundreds of events around the world celebrating our ocean!
     
           

Friday, June 9th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon Phase at 9:10 AM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes because at this time of year the strawberries ripened. The June Full Moon.
     
           

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio, AA's stated "primary purpose" is to help alcoholics "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety". With other early members Bill Wilson and Bob Smith developed AA's Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development.
     
           

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - June 11-17. Presidential proclamation issued each year since 1966 for the week including Jun 14th. In addition, the president often calls upon the American people to participate in public ceremonies in which the Pledge of Allegiance is recited.
     
           

Monday, June 12th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - In 1987 standing at the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, US President Ronald Reagan gave one of the most powerful speeches of his career. The wall was finally opened in 1989.
     
           

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