Monthly Archives: June 2011
In 1936, one of the best-selling novels of all time, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, is published on this day. See more about events like this at the HLN Learning Calendar.
In 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with Russian space station Mir, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit Earth. See more about events like this at the HLN Learning Calendar.
In 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, leading to the start of World War I. See more about events like this at the HLN Learning Calendar.
Helen Keller was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through her isolation , allowing the girl to … Continue reading
The Spanish explorer and conqueror who defeated the Inca Empire and claimed most of South America for Spain died on this day in 1541. See more about this event at the HLN Learning Calendar.
In 1876 Chief Crazy Horse and Chief Sitting Bull defeated the U.S. Army troops of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer in a battle near the Little Bighorn River in Montana. See more about events like this at the HLN Learning … Continue reading
In 1901 Picasso’s first major exhibit opened in a gallery in Paris. He was just 19 years old at the time. See more about events like this at the HLN Learning Calendar.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed the Higher Education Act, which included Title IX legislation. This legislation aims to bar discrimination in higher education programs, including funding for sports and other extracurricular activities. See more about events like this at … Continue reading
Summer is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. It is marked by the longest days and shortest nights. See more about this event at the HLN Learning Calendar.
After three months of discussion, debate, and compromise a final version of the text for the U.S. Constitution was developed. Some of the bigger issues discussed included how much power to allow the fundamental government, how many representatives to send … Continue reading