Calendar

(primary source: Chase’s Calendar of Events) – Also see the Events checklist

  • Friday, May 27

    • Don’t Fry Day
    • Heat Awareness Day
    • Sun Screen Day
  • Ongoing:

  • Saturday & beyond:

    • May 28 Amnesty International Day
    • May 30 Memorial Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Jun 2 Gun Violence Awareness Day – wear orange to bring attention to the issue of gun violence
    • Jun 3-26Centennial Copa America (Copa América Centenario) – men’s soccer tournament featuring 16 international teams – first held in 1916 – this will be the 45th time it has been held and will be first time it has been held outside South America
    • Jun 7 2016 presidential campaign primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico & South Dakota, and, Democratic caucus in North Dakota – more info: NYTimes.com
    • Jun 19 Father’s Day
    • Jun 20 Summer begins in northern hemisphere & winter begins in southern hemisphere
    • Jun 23 United Kingdom referendum on European Union membership
    • Jul 4 Independence Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Jul 18-21 Republican National Convention – Cleveland, Ohio
    • Jul 25-28 Democratic National Convention – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Aug 5-21 Summer Olympic Games – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Sep 5 Labor Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Oct 10 Columbus Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Nov 8 U. S. presidential election
    • Nov 11 Veterans Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Nov 24 Thanksgiving Day – U.S. federal holiday
    • Dec 25 Christmas Day
    • Dec 26 U.S. federal holiday (day after Christmas)
    • 2017: NASA plans to conduct the first launch of its largest rocket yet, the Space Launch System, designed to carry the Orion capsule – NBCNews.com
    • 2017: Feb 5: Super Bowl LI (51) – Houston, Texas
    • 2017: America’s Cup – Bermuda – americascup.com
    • 2017: Aug 21: Total solar eclipse – more info: timeanddate.com
    • 2018: Feb 4: Super Bowl LII (52) – Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • 2018 (late): James Webb Space Telescope scheduled to be launched by an unmanned rocket to replace Hubble Space Telescope – originally scheduled to be launched in 2014 – spie.orgextremetech.comspace.com
    • 2018: Winter Olympic Games – Pyeongchang, South Korea
    • 2018: Men’s World Cup – in Russia
    • 2019: Super Bowl LIII (53) – Atlanta, Georgia
    • 2020: International Space Station reaches end of service life but could be extended to 2028
    • 2020: Super Bowl LIV (54) – South Florida
    • 2020: Summer Olympic Games – Tokyo, Japan
    • 2021: NASA plans to conduct the first manned launch of the Orion capsule atop the Space Launch System – NBCNews.com
    • 2021: Super Bowl LV (55) – Los Angeles, California
    • 2022: Men’s World Cup – scheduled to be held in Qatar Nov-Dec but there’s a chance it will be moved to a different host if an investigation finds evidence of bribery
    • 2022: Winter Olympic Games – Beijing, China
    • 2029: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass about 18,300 miles from Earth with practically no chance of hitting Earth – the 885-foot long object is expected to pass even closer to Earth in 2036 – examiner.com
    • 2032: Asteroid 2013 TV135 expected to pass near Earth – as of October 2013, NASA is 99.998% sure it won’t hit Earth (a 1 in 63,000 chance it will hit Earth) – CNN.com
    • 2036: Apr 13: Asteroid Apophis expected to pass close to Earth – in Oct 2009, NASA estimated the chances of the 885-foot long object hitting Earth at 1 in 250,000 – scientists had earlier estimated chances at 1 in 45,000 – examiner.com
    • 2040: Feb: Asteroid 2011 AG5 expected to pass close to Earth – cnn.com
    • 2061: Halley’s Comet next expected to be visible from Earth
    • 2106: Asteroid expected to pass close to Earth
    • 2170: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,800 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com
    • 2182: The 1999 RQ36 asteroid has an estimated 1-in-1,000 chance of hitting Earth – msnbc.msn.com

Special observations, etc. for months:

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