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June 16th is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, June 16, 2018 | 0 comments
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Image: Pictures of vegetables (c) FreeFoto.com. Photographer: Ian Britton
Photo Credit: Pictures of vegetables, by Ian Britton
June 16th is... Father's Day, Fresh Veggies Day, National Fudge Day, National Flip-Flop Day, No Orange Clothes Day, National Hollering Contest Day, Cracker Jacks Day (Debuted 1893), First Helicopter's Flight (1922), Lady and the Tramp Released (1955), First Roller Coaster Opened (1884), Bloomsday, Isra Al Mi Raj, Ladies Day (Baseball), World Juggling Day.

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printable crafts, activities and coloring pages.


Image: Helicopters Stickers (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers), by Steven James Petruccio. Publisher: Dover Publications (May 14, 2002)First Helicopter's Flight (1922)
-- In 1922, Henry Berliner mounted two coaxial counter-rotating rotors on the wing tips of a Nieuport biplane fuselage. Sets of movable vanes—flat surfaces mounted under the rotors—provided some control. The craft reportedly could maneuver in all directions and obtained a speed of about 40 miles per hour (64 kilometers per hour). In June 1922, it hovered around 12 feet (3.3 meters) off the ground and was successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army in 1924. The Berliner aircraft is considered the first rudimentary piloted helicopters developed in the United States. Source

Read: Helicopters Stickers (Dover Little Activity Books Stickers), by Steven James Petruccio
-- Powered by one or more rotors, the helicopter is able to take off and land vertically, move in any direction, or remain stationary in the air. This book contains 12 accurately rendered sticker illustrations of this versatile aircraft, including the Blackhawk, Bell Cobra, Mariner, Boeing CH-47D Chinook, and 8 other models.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Helicopter Coloring Pages
Helicopter Papercraft
Helicopter Craft
How to Make Paper Helicopters


Image: How to Design the World's Best: Roller Coaster: In 10 Simple Steps, by Paul Mason (Author). Publisher: Wayland; UK ed. edition (June 12, 2018)
First Roller Coaster Opened (1884)
-- On this day in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Known as a switchback railway, it was the brainchild of LaMarcus Thompson, traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride. The new entertainment was an instant success and by the turn of the century, there were hundreds of roller coasters around the country. Source

Read: How to Design the World's Best Roller Coaster, by Paul Mason
-- Imagine someone gave you a sackful of money and told you to build a roller coaster. You'd definitely want it to be the best roller coaster in the world. But how do you go about designing THAT? Armed with your own imagination and some smart research, find out how you can transform a fantasy design into an actual dream product. You'll apply real-world design considerations to your ideas, refining your design to make it workable and achievable as it takes shape.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Build a roller coaster online
Design a Roller Coaster
Rollercoaster Coloring Pages
Amusement Park Rollercoaster Papercraft
How to Build a Marble Rollercoaster


Image: Flip-Flops, by Nancy Cote. Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company (March 1998)National Flip Flop Day
-- This holiday started back in 2007 to encourage customers to start their summer by kicking off their shoes and wearing a pair of flip-flops. The Tropical Smoothie Caf© is offering a FREE Jetty Punch Smoothie to the first 500 people that walk in the doors wearing a pair of flip-flops at each location.

Read: Flip-Flops, by Nancy Cote
-- Even though Penny is annoyed she can only find one of her flip-flops on the day she goes to the beach, she discovers a number of uses for it and enjoys her time there.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Design Your Own Flip-Flops Craft
Flip-Flop Party Games
Ornament – Money Origami Flip-Flop
Flip-Flop Activities and Coloring Pages







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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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