Add Your Piece of History… 1st June

1 Jun
  • On this day in 1985.  500 Hippy travellers clash with police on their way to the ancient stone circle of Stonehenge in Wiltshire for and illegal festival, the police set up a roadblock 7 miles from Stonehenge.  The day is known as “The Battle of the Beanfield” and was the first major test of an English Heritage ban on midsummer festivals at Stonehenge.
  • On this day in 1968.  Helen Keller, blind and deaf author and lecturer dies.  Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on the 27th of June 1880.  She contracted scarlet fever before she was two years old which deprived her senses of sight and hearing.  Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to graduate with a college degree, she published 14 books.
  • On this day in 1968.  Simon & Garfunkel’s “Mrs Robinson” hits #1 in the U.S.

English: Stone Henge 日本語: ストーンヘンジ

Stone Henge  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Helen Keller. Français : Helen Keller.

Helen Keller.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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4 Responses to “Add Your Piece of History… 1st June”

  1. midlifetraveller June 1, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    It’s a bit scary when you can remember things from “history” – does this mean I’m old?

    • 09history - Emma June 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

      Hahaha, Mum the great thing is that you CAN REMEMBER these things from History!

  2. Tilly June 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm #

    The inspirational words of Helen Keller:

    ‘When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.’

    ~Helen Keller

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