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June 27 – Today in Hat History

June 27 – Today in Hat History

on Jun 27, 2015

June 27 – Today in Hat History. Birthdate of Helen Keller.   Helen Keller was the first of two daughters born to Arthur H. Keller and Katherine Adams Keller. She also had two older stepbrothers. Keller’s father had proudly served as an officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The family was not particularly wealthy and earned income...

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June 25 – Today in Hat History

June 25 – Today in Hat History

on Jun 25, 2015

June 25 – Today in Hat History 1910.  Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird premieres   The Firebird is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. It was written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes company, with choreography by Michel Fokine. The ballet is based on Russian folk...

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June 24 – Today in Hat History

June 24 – Today in Hat History

on Jun 24, 2015

June 24 – Today in Hat History. Hopalong Cassidy.   Hopalong Cassidy or Hop-along Cassidy is a fictional cowboy hero created in 1904 by the author Clarence E. Mulford, who wrote a series of popular short stories and many novels based on the character.   In his early writings, Mulford portrayed the character as rude , dangerous, and rough-talking....

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June 23 – Today in Hat History

June 23 – Today in Hat History

on Jun 23, 2015

June 23 – Today in Hat History. Joséphine de Beauharnais.   Future French empress Joséphine de Beauharnais was born on June 23, 1763, in Trois-Îlets, Martinique, France. Initially married to Alexandre de Beauharnais, she later wed Napoleon Bonaparte in a civil ceremony in 1796. The two would have a tumultuous union, with Napoleon eventually arranging an...

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June 22 – Today in Hat History

June 22 – Today in Hat History

on Jun 22, 2015

June 22 – Today in Hat History. Katherine Dunham.   Katherine Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. She has been called...

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