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Nicole Kidman’s Birthday

Critically-acclaimed actress Nicole Kidman was born on June 20, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her parents are Australian, so she was granted dual citizenship for both the United States and Australia. At the age of four, Kidman moved back to Australia with her parents, which is where she spent the majority of her youth.

Following immense national success from an Australian Christmas movie, Nicole Kidman was catapulted into stardom. She has since acted in many popular feature films, including: Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Moulin Rouge! (2001), and The Stepford Wives (2004), to name a few.

Nicole Kidman has two adopted children of whom she shares custody with her ex-husband, actor Tom Cruise. Kidman has two other children with her current husband and popular country singer, Keith Urban.

Happy Birthday Nicole Kidman!

 

Sources: Wikipedia, Biography

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First Day of Summer

The first day of summer, also referred to as the Summer Solstice, occurs when the sun is at a point where it is farthest North. The Summer Solstice typically occurs on June 20 or 21.

The Summer Solstice also happens to be the longest day of the year! Celebrate your extra time out in the summer sun by swimming, having a barbecue with friends, or doing other summery activities.

Sources: Calendar Updates, Almanac.com

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Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice, which means June 20 is the longest day of 2012!

To learn more about the June Solstice, check out last years blog post.

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Ice Cream Soda Day

Coke floatJune 20 is Ice Cream Soda Day!

An ice cream soda, or ice cream float, is a carbonated beverage, usually soda, with a few scoops of ice cream. The popular drink was created by soda shop owner Robert Green in Philadelphia in 1874. According to one story, Green ran out of ice for the sodas he was selling, so he used scoops of vanilla ice cream to keep the sodas cold. In another version of the story, the ice cream soda was the result of Green creating a new treat to attract customers away from competing soda shops and stands.

Celebrate this frozen treat and its creator by cooling off with an ice cream soda. Just mix one to three scoops of ice cream with your soda of choice.

Sources: punchbowl.comwikipedia.org
Photo Source: Ginny (originally posted to Flickr as coke float) via Wikimedia Commons
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