Everybody has a different way of waking up in the morning. Here's a way to start out your morning with a Geocaching Community Celebration Event. Geocaching is now 20 years old and the celebration events are in full swing. You can start the first day of summer by earning the celebration icon for the first time, or possibly more than that if you've already attended an event previously.
It's the first day of summer, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. What better way to meet and greet your fellow geocacher than with a beverage and geocaching talk?
Come on down and grab a cup of coffee and spend some time shooting the breeze with other local geocachers. You'll be able to trade travel bugs and just hang out for awhile while you recharge your batteries with your favorite type of morning beverage.
This event will be held at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in Claremont on Indian Hill just south of 2nd St. The event will start at 8:00 AM and end somewhere around 10:00 in the morning. That way, you'll still have plenty of time to do whatever you wanted to do for the rest of the day. There should be plenty of parking for this event and there's a nice outdoor patio if you want to bring your pooches to the event.
On this date in history:
June 20, 1837 : Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
June 20, 1840 : Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
June 20, 1877 : Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
June 20, 1893 : Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
June 20, 1963 : Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called "red telephone" link between Washington and Moscow.
June 20, 1975 : The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".
Notable birthdays on this date in history:
June 20, 1875: Reginald Punnett, English geneticist, statistician, and academic (d. 1967)
June 20, 1909: Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor (d. 1959)
June 20, 1942: Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
June 20, 1947: Dolores "LaLa" Brooks, American pop singer (The Crystals)
June 20, 1954: Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
June 20, 1983: Darren Sproles, American football player
Notable deaths on this date in history:
June 20, 1837: William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765)
June 20, 1875: Joseph Meek, American police officer and politician (b. 1810)
June 20, 1947: Bugsy Siegel, American mobster (b. 1906)
June 20, 2005: Jack Kilby, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
June 20, 2012: Judy Agnew, Second Lady of the United States. (b. 1921)
June 20, 2012: LeRoy Neiman, American painter (b. 1921)
This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.