ON THIS DAY: June 27, 2016

June 27th isLadies tailors strike

Industrial Workers of the World Day

National Orange Blossom Day

National Sun Glasses Day

Decide To Be Married Day

National PTSD Awareness Day


NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AROUND THE WORLD

international Flags

Canada – Discovery Day

Chile – St. Peter and St. Paul Day

Djibouti – Independence Day

Iran – Martyrdom of Imam Ali

Tajikistan –Day of National Unity



On This Day in HISTORY

  • 1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
  • 1801 – British forces defeat the French and take control of Cairo, Egypt
  • 1880 – Helen Keller is born. Two years later, illness makes her deaf and blind
  • 1885 – Chichester Bell and Charles Tainter apply for a patent on a gramophone
  • 1898 – Sailor Joshua Slocum completes first solo circumnavigation of the globe
  • 1918 – Two German pilots are saved by parachutes for the first time
  • 1957 – The British Medical Research Council reports smoking linked to lung cancer
  • 1969 – The Stonewall Uprising begins the Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement

Police Raid on Stonewall


Police Raid on the Stonewall Inn in NYC 

About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 45 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband and a bewildered Border Collie.
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2 Responses to ON THIS DAY: June 27, 2016

  1. Babe Didrikson Zaharias was born on this day in 1911. She was one of the great athletes of all time, but her golf skills made her truly famous. In addition to golf, she competed in basketball and track & field events. In the 1932 Olympics, she won gold medals in javelin throw and 80 meter hurdles. She was the daughter of Swedish immigrants, and married professional wrestler George Zaharias in 1938. Her nickname “Babe” was inspired by Babe Ruth. She was to women’s golf what Babe Ruth was to baseball.

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    She was an amazing woman and quite a character – born in Port Arthur, Texas – my husband, a Texan and a golf enthusiast, is a huge fan.

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