#106 June Factoids

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June 1-30

Visit the Knowitall blog for helpful information on using Knowitall all through the month!



Cancer Survivors Day - Let's not only learn more about cancer but celebrate those who have beat it!  Check out these videos on Cancer Cell Research  and Spoken Truth Artist,Tabu Hazel who is an advocate for cancer awareness.


World Environment Day - A day dedicated to inspire people all over the globe to be active in protecting the environment. View our informative videos about environmental awareness:

On June 5, 1898 poet Garcia Lorca was born in the Spanish Province of Granada. (Artopia)


D- Day - "You are about to embark upon the great crusade toward which we have striven these many months..." -General Dwight D. Eisenhower. On June 6, 1944 the Allies invade Western Europe in the largest amphibious assault in history. View our Generation of Heroes  collection that contains living memories of heroes and civilians who served in World War II. View the entire collection by going to our Wars & Conflicts Collection, then select World War II


World Oceans Day

Be sure to explore our resources on Sea Change, located under our Series, Climate Change!


June 11, 1880: Jeannette Rankin, American politician, feminist, reformer, and pacifist, was born in Missoula, Montana. In 1916, she was the first woman elected to Congress, and was the only member of Congress to vote against a declaration of war following the attack on Pearl Harbor, in December, 1941. (Facts of Congress)


Citizens of the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 to honor the American flag and commemorate its adoption.

Flag | Eye Wonder: A visit to a flag factory in which we see two ways to make an American flag. In the first, a flag is printed using the sublimation printing process, then screen printing is shown, and we see a hem and a header being sewn. Next, we see American flags being made using grommets or tabs, and being sewn.

Embroidering Starfields | ETV Shorts: Gaffney Embroidery creates all of the starfield patterns that go on our American Flags. It's one of the few in the United States and is located in Gaffney, S.C.

Take a look at our video Revolutionary War Names to see what terms were used to describe those who waved this flag with pride.

June 14, 1864: German pathologist and psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer was born in Markbreit am Mainz, Germany. In 1907, he published an article first detailing 'Alzheimers,' a degenerative disease which usually begins between ages 40-60 years. It affects nerve cells of the brain, leading to severe memory impairment and progressive loss of mental faculties. (diSCovering science)


Date of Williams v Sumter Decision. Learn more about the civil rights case on the Irene Sampson Williams section of our Road Trip collection.


On June 17, 1882 Igor Stravinsky was born. He is considered one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.

Tragedy in Charleston - Charleston A.M.E. We remember the nine individuals who were so tragically lost at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, and we reflect on the events that followed, culminating in the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina State House on July 10, 2015. The Confederate Flag Collection – Palmetto Scene Beginning with the Palmetto Scene Special Report on June 18, 2015, the day following the shootings, and continuing through the live coverage of the removal of the flag from the State House grounds on July 10, 2015.


June 19th, also known as, "Juneteenth", it is the oldest holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. View our collections Slavery in South Carolina, which describes the economics and hardships of slavery in the Palmetto State; and Celebrating Juneteenth which follows a celebration of Juneteenth.

Sauntering Day is a day to promote relaxation and enjoying life. View our collection, KnowItAll Healthy! to promote positive eating and workout habits.


Dancer,  Katherine Dunham was born on June 22, 1909. She is best known for incorporating African American, Caribbean, African, and South American traditional movement styles and themes into her ballets


Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880. She was an American author and political activist that was deaf and blind. View our periscope series, Women in U.S History, which honors Helen Keller and other remarkable women in American history.


June 28, 1862: The Siege of Vicksburg began during the American Civil War. Vicksburg was an important Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River, which the Union desperately needed to capture if victory was going to be possible. (Walter Edgar's Journal)

June 28, 1914: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Bosnian-Serb named Gavrilo Princip. Franz Ferdinand's death led to a conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, which escalated into World War I. Five years later, on June 28, 1918, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, which officially ended the war. (History In A Nutshell)



These factoids were compiled by Imani-Grace King, 2017 ETV Endowment Intern (Digital Media/Knowitall)