D-Day's 75th anniversary, how weather changed history, changing hydrangea color

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 6, 2019


Tell you what I like the best— 
'Long about knee-deep in June, 
'Bout the time strawberries melts 
On the vine,—some afternoon 
Like to jes' git out and rest, 
And not work at nothin' else

–James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)

Thursday, June 6, 2019
157th day of the year

Paul Giamatti (actor) was born on this day in 1967.
Esther Williams (swimmer & actress) died on this day in 2013.

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Remembering D-Day

D-Day’s 75th Anniversary: One Small Town’s Big Sacrifice
To mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we revisit the town where “Taps” never ends. One small American town suffered more D-Day casualties, per capita, than any other town in America.
How Weather Changed History

D-Day: The Weather Forecast That Changed History
From D-Day to the American Revolution, weather has played pivotal moments in world history. Discover five surprising ways that weather changed history and shaped the course of human events!
Bold Kitchen Aprons

There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.
Changing Hydrangea Color

How to Change the Color of Hydrangeas
Can you change the colors of hydrangea flowers? It depends on your type of hydrangea and your soil pH. We’ll explain how to change color from blue to pink or from pink to blue.
Almanac Field to Fork Cookbook

A collection of more than 120 mouthwatering recipes from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, plus kitchen tips and food facts and folklore.   
Broccoli Carrot Salad

Creamy Broccoli Carrot Salad

This Creamy Broccoli Carrot Salad is both a palate- and eye-pleaser! The added crunch from the nuts and bacon to hearty vegetables are a welcome addition.

Try the Weed Spinner!

All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him. 
June Horoscope

Monthly Horoscope for June 2019
Here’s your horoscope for June 2019. If you follow the ancient practice of astrology, see the month’s at-a-glance predictions for all 12 zodiac signs. Almanac astrologer Celeste Longacre speaks to when energy levels are high and when tensions are possible, so plan ahead! 
All-Natural, DEET-Free Insect Repellent

The Old Farmer’s Almanac name is on the bottle. If it doesn’t effectively repel ticks, mosquitoes, blackflies, chiggers, and other biting bugs we will give you your money back!