June Factoids

June

Dates below are from the June 2017 calendar.*

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

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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.

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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.

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D- Day - 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.

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Citizens of the United States celebrate Flag Day on June 14 to honor the American flag and commemorate its adoption. Take a look at our video Revolutionary War Names to see what terms were used to describe those who waved this flag with pride.

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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