1800s / 19th century history on the 27th of June

1880 : Helen Keller the American author and disability rights advocate was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA (died in 1968 aged 87).

1895 : The 1st U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives, with the start of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue running from Washington, D.C., to New York City, USA.

1898 : The 1st SOLO CiRCUMNAVATiON of the GLOBE was completed by sailor JOSHUA SLOCUM, with his round trip journey from Briar Island, Nova Scotia. He was the first person to sail single-handedly around the world. In 1899 he published his epic voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, and the book won him widespread fame. In 1909 Joshua Slocum aged 65 set sail on a usual winter voyage to the West Indies, and was never heard from again, and was declared legally dead in 1924.

The Canadians: Joshua Slocum (Historica Canada YouTube channel video) over 337,000 views
1900s / 20th century history on the 27th of June
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