June 27

June 27

Independence Day
Djibouti : June 27 1977

June 27 : Helen Keller Day
Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, a small rural town in Northwest Alabama, USA. After being struck by illness, Helen loses both her sight and hearing. No one is ever sure exactly what disease she had, but some people think it was scarlet fever.

Anne Sullivan was Helen’s teacher and she used to come to the Keller home and teach letters by signing into her hand (“manual sign language”).Helen then went to Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston, for her first formal education.

Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to earn a college degree. She graduated from Radcliffe College, with honors, in 1904.

It's Hellen Keller day. Her tenacity, resilience, and advocacy efforts are inspiring
Here is one of the famous Hellen Keller quotes:

The human being is born with an incurable capacity for making the best of things.
I who am blind can give one hint to those who see - one admonition to those who would make full use of the gift of sight: Use your eyes as if tomorrow you would be stricken blind. And the same method can be applied to other senses. Hear the music of voices, the song of a bird, the mighty strains of an orchestra, as if you would be stricken deaf to-morrow. Touch each object you want to touch as if tomorrow your tactile sense would fail. Smell the perfume of flowers, taste with relish each morsel, as if tomorrow you could never smell and taste again. Make the most of every sense; glory in all the facets of pleasure and beauty which the world reveals to you through the several means of contact which Nature provides.

June 27
Helen Keller Day
Armed Forces Day, formerly Veterans' Day (United Kingdom)
Canadian Multiculturalism Day (Canada)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Djibouti from France in 1977
Mixed Race Day (Brazil)
National HIV Testing Day (United States)
National Unity Day (Tajikistan)
Seven Sleepers Day or Siebenschläfertag (Germany)

Events
1358 – Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
1895 – The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
1898 – The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
1941 – Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
1954 – The world's first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
1967 – The world's first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England, United Kingdom.
1976 – Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
1977 – France grants independence to Djibouti.
1980 – Italian Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 mysteriously explodes in mid air while in route from Bologna to Palermo, killing all 81 on board. Also known in Italy as the Ustica disaster
1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
1988 – Gare de Lyon rail accident In Paris a train collides with a stationary train killing 56 people.

 

 

 

 

 



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