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World Bicycle Day - Bicycle Safety from Earth Today Kid Minutes
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:
Check out our Environmental Awareness Collection and share with your friends!
- Climate Change: A Global Reality
- Environmental Awareness - Pee Dee Explorer
- Animal Lovers Collection
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.
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 Oceans Day
Patrick McMillan takes viewers from the sands of Hunting Island State Park to other communities along coastal South Carolina and Georgia, exploring diverse perspectives on the impact of sea level rise on the Eastern Seaboard.
Interviews with South Carolina authorities and residents about the effects of climate change and ways to find solutions.
Learn about the local impact of climate change on major coastal areas.
Community Leaders Institute - Climate Change: A Global Reality. Watch local panels from area coastal regions.
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.
- Slavery in South Carolina - describes the economics and hardships of slavery in the Palmetto State
- Celebrating Juneteenth - 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.
View some of our resources that remind us of the many ways that so many of our fathers have served over the years—throughout our Native American history, the founding of our country, our military history, in Space Exploration, and on 9/11 – to name only a few.
- Constitution Day
- Native American History
- Memorial Day
- Space Exploration
- Eyewitness to 9/11, An Upstate Story
- Eyewitness to 9/11: From Tragedy to Transformation | ETV Shorts
June 21 – World Music Day
- Music - One Minute Art Lesson
- Celia Cruz
- Hugh Masekela
- Igor Stravinsky
- Louis Armstrong
- Maria Callas
- Mary Lou Williams
- Scott Joplin
- Woody Guthrie
- Music - Write About It Worksheet For Google Docs
- Music Word Bank
- A Closer Look - 1812 Overture
- A Closer Look - Concert In The Park
- Brass Instruments: French Horn
- Brass Instruments: Trombone
- Brass Instruments: Trumpet
- Brass Instruments: Tuba
- Percussion Instruments: Bass Drum
- Percussion Instruments: Chimes
- Percussion Instruments: Cymbals
- Percussion Instruments: Snare Drum
- Percussion Instruments: Timpani
- String Instruments: Bass
- String Instruments: Cello
- String Instruments: Viola
- String Instruments: Violin
- Woodwind Instruments: Bassoon
- Woodwind Instruments: Clarinet
- Woodwind Instruments: English Horn
- Woodwind Instruments: Flute
- Woodwind Instruments: Oboe
- Woodwind Instruments: Piccolo
- South Carolina Philharmonic
- Percussion Section
- String Section: Bass
- String Section: Cello
- String Section: Viola
- String Section: Violin
- Woodwinds Section: Bassoon
- Woodwinds Section: Clarinet
- Woodwinds Section: Flute
- Woodwinds Section: Oboe
- Brass Section: French Horn
- Brass Section: Trombone
- Brass Section: Trumpet
- Brass Section: Tuba
- African Music | Gullah Music
- Blues | Gullah Music
- Country | Gullah Music
- Gospel | Gullah Music
- Got the Blues | Gullah Music
- Hip Hop/Rap | Gullah Music
- Jazz | Gullah Music
- Middle Passage | Gullah Music
- Pop & Soul | Gullah Music
- Praise House (Interactive) | Gullah Music
- Praise House (Video)| Gullah Music
- Reggae | Gullah Music
- Rock and Roll | Gullah Music
- Secret Code | Gullah Music
- Shake Em, Shake Em | Gullah Music
- Songs | Gullah Net
- Spirituals | Gullah Music
- Work Song | Gullah Music
View our Music Collection!
- Also our Jazz Collection and many others!
- Adjective Song | Tune Up to Literacy
- A Segregated Military | Palmetto Scene
- Atonal Music | A Minute with Miles
- Atonality Vs. Dissonance | A Minute with Miles
- Backstage Pass, Part 1 | Carolina Stories (in 5 parts – scroll down below Part 1 to view them all)
- Beyond Barbados, Part 6 | From Whence They Came
- Bradley Fuller | Classical Music Host | SC Public Radio
- Bringing the Characters Alive (Dramaturgy) | The Magical Theater of Music (Part 1 of 5 – scroll down for the remaining segments)
- Brown, James from SC from A to Z | South Carolina Public Radio (audio)
- Carlisle Floyd | SC Hall of Fame
- Chamber Music Rehearsals | A Minute with Miles
- Chapman, Martha Marshall, II from SC from A to Z | South Carolina Public Radio (audio)
- Jenkins Orphanage Band (Charleston, SC) (photos)
- Charleston Renaissance from SC from A to Z | South Carolina Public Radio
- Charlie’s Place, Part 2 (in 4 parts – scroll down to view the other segments)
- Cheraw, Part 3 – Dizzy Gillespie | Palmetto Places
- Dizzy Gillespie Park (Chesterfield County)
- Columbia’s “Colorblind” Tackles issues Through Music | Palmetto Scene
- Jennings Chesnut, Mandolin Maker from Conway, Part 6 | Palmetto Places
- Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” – U.S. National Tour | Kids Work!
- Dizzy Gillespie – Jazz Legend, Part 1 | Profile (Part 1 of 3 – scroll down to view remaining segments)
- Dizzy Gillespie, Part 1 – Meeting Dizzy Gillespie | Carolina Stories (Part 1 of 5 – scroll down to view remaining segments)
- Dizzy Gillespie | South Carolina Hall of Fame
- Dvorak, Tchaikovsky and Melody | A Minute with Miles
- First of All, What Is Jazz? | Periscope (photo)
- Francis Poulenc | A Minute with Miles
- Freddie Vanderford | ETV Shorts
- Girls Rock Columbia | Palmetto Scene
- Gospel Music from SC from A to Z | South Carolina Public Radio
- How Has the South Shaped American Music? | Take on the South
- KCRU – Alternative Radio | 27:Fifty
- Laura Buff, Fantasy Doll Maker and Music Teacher | Original SC
- SC Music and Musicians | Conversations on SC History
- Main St. Latin Festival | Carolina Money
- Max Bruch | A Minute with Miles
- Morihiko Nakahara | Original SC
- Music Entrepreneurship Program | Carolina Money
- Oboe | A Minute with Miles
- Oconee’s Music Traditions (Part 6) | Palmetto Places
- Piano as a Morale Booster | Walter Edgar’s Journal
- Piano Music During the Civil War | Walter Edgar’s Journal
- Priscilla Smith from Juilliard | ETV Shorts
- Reflections of Columbia, Part 4 – The Roaring Twenties | Carolina Stories
- Rise of Violin | A Minute with Miles
- SAVVY Musician in Action Teaches Business to Artists | Carolina Money
- Serenade | A Minute with Miles
- Seymour Barab | A Minute with Miles
- Shagger’s Hall of Fame | ETV Shorts
- Southern Virtuosity in Music | Walter Edgar’s Journal
- Spartanburg Musical History | ETV Upstate
- Stanley Donen | SC Hall of Fame
- Steel Drum Band | ETV Shorts
- Talking Music Entrepreneurship | Carolina Money
- Violin Family | A Minute with Miles
- USC Music Entrepreneurship Inspires Artists | Carolina Money
- Walking the Dog | Healthy Hannah
- What Is Jazz? | Auntie Karen’s Place
- Wheeler Matthews, Steel Drum Maker | 27:Fifty
- William “Singing Billy” Walker | S.C. Hall of Fame
- Winnsboro, Part 2 – Nelle McMaster Sprott | Palmetto Places
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
June 23 – United Nations Public Service Day
On this day, we honor all who have chosen professions in which they serve others, including police officers, firefighters, EMTs, members of the medical profession, those in military service, government service and teachers.
- 911 Operator | Meet the Helpers
- Paramedic | Meet the Helpers
- Paramedic Student | Let’s Go! CAREERS
- Doctor | Meet the Helpers
- Trauma Surgeon | Kids Work!
- Neonatal Nurse
- Medical Lab Technician | Kids Work!
- Pharmacist | Kids Work!
- Radiologic Technologist | Kids Work!
- Radiologist and Ultrasound Technician | Hot Jobs
- Physical Therapist | Kids Work!
- Dietitian | Hot Jobs
- Firefighter | Meet the Helpers
- Firefighter | Eye Wonder
- Fire Station Engineer | Let’s Go! CAREERS
- Fire Station Captain | Let’s Go! CAREERS
- Fire Academy Part 1 | Project Discovery
- Fire Academy Part 2 | Project Discovery
- Police Officer | Meet the Helpers
- Criminal Profiler | Hot Jobs
- FBI Jobs | Hot Jobs
- Forensic Pathologist | Hot Jobs
- Translator | Hot Jobs
- Always First: The SC Air National Guard, Part 6 - Opportunities
- Navy Training Ship | Eye Wonder
- Rear Admiral Reubin Bookert | SC African American History Calendar
- Victory By Valor: Shaw Air Force Base, Part 7
- Teacher | Meet the Helpers
- Teacher: School for the Deaf | Michael’s Story, Part 2 | Open Line
- Angela Still: Prison Yoga Teacher | Original SC
- Mac Arthur Goodwin: Artist/Educator |Creating a Career with the Arts in Mind
- ESL Teacher | Hot Jobs
- Charles Bolden: SC Hall of Fame
- City Manager, Charles Austin | Career Aisle
- Congressman James Clyburn | Periscope
- Congressman Jim Clyburn, Part 1 | The Big Picture (3 parts - scroll down to view other segments)
- Congressman Mark Sanford, Part 1 | Sea Change
- Ernest “Fritz” Hollings | SC Hall of Fame
- FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn | SC African American History Calendar
- Founder, Children’s Defense Fund - Marian Wright Edelman | SC Hall of Fame
- Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Representative, Orangeburg County | Project Lead SC
- Governor James F. Byrnes | SC Hall of Fame
- Governor James Burrows Edwards | SC Hall of Fame
- Governor John C. West | SC Hall of Fame
- Judge Richard Fields | SC African American History Calendar
- Mayor Harvey Gantt | Road Trip
- Mayor Joseph P. Riley | SC Hall of Fame
- Mayor Bill Barnet | Career Aisle
- Mayor Steve Benjamin | SC African American History Calendar
- Mayor John J. Tecklenburg | Sea Change
- Molly Spearman, SC State Supt. Of Education|Project Lead SC
- Park Ranger John Slaughter, National Park Service | Original SC
- Rep. Anton Gunn | Palmetto Leaders
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, 1919, 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)