CALENDAR OF EVENTS - JUNE


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- Events:

  • Children's Awareness Month. For info: Judith Natale, CEO & Founder, Natl Children & Family Awareness of America, Administrative Headquarters, 3060 Rt 405 Hwy, Muncy, PA 17756-8808. Phone: (888) MAA-DESK. E-mail: MaaJudith@aol.com.
  • 1-7: International Volunteers Week. For info: Dr. Stanley Drake, Pres, Intl Soc of Friendship and Good Will, 8592 Roswell Rd, Ste 434, Atlanta, GA 30350-1870.
  • 1: Stand for Children Day. For info: Children's Defense Fund, Stand for Children, 1834 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009. Phone: (800) 663-4032. Fax: (202) 234-0217. E-mail: tellstand@stand.org. Web: www.stand.org.
  • 4: United Nations: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. On Aug 19, 1982, the General Assembly decided to commemorate June 4 of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
  • 5: Apple II Computer Released: 25th Anniversary (1977) The Apple II computer, with 4k of memory, went on sale for $1,298. Its predecessor, the Apple I, was sold largely to electronic hobbyists the previous year. Apple released the Macintosh computer Jan 24, 1984.
  • 15: Native Americans Gain Citizenship: Anniversary (1924) The US Congress passed a law on this day recognizing the citizenship of native Americans.
  • 15: Twelfth Amendment to US Constitution Ratified: Anniversary (1804) The 12th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. It changed the method of electing the president and vice president after a tie in the electoral college during the election of 1800. Rather than each elector voting for two candidates with the candidate receiving the most votes elected president and the second-placed candidate elected vice president, each elector was now required to designate his choice for president and vice president, respectively.
  • 25: Supreme Court Bans School Prayer: 40th Anniversary (1962) The US Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the 1st Amendment's separation on church and state. The court again struck down a law pertaining to the First Amendment when it disallowed an Alabama law that permitted a daily one-minute period of silent meditation or prayer in public schools June 1, 1985.
  • 30:Twenty-sixth Amendment Ratified: Anniversary (1971) The 26th Amendment to the Constitution granted the right to vote in all federal, state and local elections to all persons 18 years or older. On the date of ratification the US gained an additional 11 million voters. Up until this time, the minimum voting age was set by the states; in most states it was 21.

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