June 27 Facts, Fun Trivia and History
June 27 History Highlights
Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia Alabama USA but lost sight hearing when she only 19 months old, most likely due to illness which may be caused by scarlet fever or meningitis. Anne Sullivan, a teacher from the Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston which Bell’s son-in-law directed; she remained with Helen Keller until her own death back October 1936 when they were both 60 years old at this stage of their life together as well as friends.
Keller learned to read and write through a series of amazing accomplishments. Shortly after being able to see for the first time, she was already learning Braille in order that her newfound literacy could be expanded into depth. She also learned to lip-read by placing her fingers on the lips and throat of the speaker while simultaneously spelling out words for her. At age 14, she enrolled in Wright-Humason School for Deaf where at only 16 years old entered Cambridge School Young Ladies who graduated from Radcliffe College cum laude with a degree in 1904.
June 27 is…
|Helen Keller Day|
Orange Blossom Day
June 27 Birthday Quotes
|“Mystery is more important than knowledge.”|
– J.J. Abrams
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
“I think the greatest way to learn is to learn by someone’s example.”
“The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.”
“I get up every day and work, regardless of if I have a job or not.”
June 27 Birthdays
|1869 – Kate Carew, American illustrator and journalist (died in 1961)|
1880 – Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist (died in 1968)
1907 – John McIntire, American character actor (died in 1991)
1930 – Ross Perot, American businessman and politician (died in 2019)
1949 – Vera Wang, American fashion designer
1966 – J.J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter
1971 – Jo Frost, English nanny, television personality, and author
1974 – Christian Kane, American actor
1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor
1986 – Sam Claflin, British actor
1987 – Ed Westwick, English actor
1989 – Matthew Lewis, English actor
June 27 History
The thirteen Stratford Martyrs were burned at the stake near London for their Protestant beliefs.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|A group of Caribou is called a Herd.|
A group of Pathologists is called a Body.
M&M stands for Mars and Murrie.
“For the price of a dime, I can always turn to you” #songlyrics
The moon’s diameter is 2,159 miles, less than the distance between New York City and Las Vegas.
“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” – Dorothy Parker
“They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.” – The Man in Black #moviequotes
“If you’ve wrecked one train, you’ve wrecked them all. ” -Charles Addams (via Uncle Fester)
Willard Scott was the original Ronald McDonald, in 1959.
The dye used to stamp the grade on meat is edible. It’s made from grape skins.
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