Helen Keller - June 27

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Today is Helen Keller Day, National Bingo Day, National Ice Cream Cake Day, National Indian Pudding Day, National Orange Blosson Day, Please Take My Children to Work Day, and Sunglasses Day.

June is Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Month; National Oceans Month; National Rivers Month; and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme:  Helen Keller


  • 1844 - Church of Later Day Saints founder Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum are killed by a mob at the jail in Carthage, Illinois.
  • 1950 -.President Truman orders Air Force and Navy into the Korean War.
  • 1957 - Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas–Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, making it the 7th most deadly hurricane to hit the U.S.
  • 1969 - Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, clash with police.
  • 1980 - President Jimmy Carter signs legislation that reinstates draft registration.



  • Timbuk 3 - Future's So Bright - LISTEN
  • Corey Hart - Sunglasses at Night  - LISTEN
  • ZZ Top - Cheap Sunglasses - LISTEN

THEME: Helen Keller

  • Grades K-2 - NHPBS Learning Media - Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum - Helen Keller (Available in Spanish) -  READ, VIEW, DO
  • Grades K-3 - BrainPOP  Educator Resources for Helen Keller - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 3-5 - NHPBS LearningMedia - Ivy Green: Helen Keller's Birthplace (Available in Spanish)(4:58) - VIEW
  • Grades 3-7 - NHPBS Learning Media - Helen Keller - Author, Advocate, and Activist (Available in Spanish) (3:50) - VIEW, READ, DO
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Video - They Dared - Helen Keller (3:03) - VIEW
  • Grades 6-12 - NHPBS Video - Antiques Roadshow - First-edition Signed Helen Keller Journal (0:36) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - PBS LearningMedia - American Masters - Becoming Helen Keller Collection - 12 Videos - VIEW and DO
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Becoming Helen Keller (1:22:50) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Becoming Helen Keller (Extended Audio Description) (1:36:11) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Helen Keller Studied Socialism (1:41) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Helen Keller Studied Socialism (Audio Description) (1:41) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Keller's use of Oral Communication (2:31) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Keller's use of Oral Communication(Audio Description) (2:31) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Helen Keller the Suffragist (0:59) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - American Masters - Helen Keller the Suffragist (Audio Description) (0:59) - VIEW
  • Grades 9-12 - NHPBS Video - Explore the Life and Legacy of Helen Keller (53:52) - VIEW

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