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Helen Keller

Author Helen Keller

Profession: Author

United States of America

Biography: First deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

Born: June 27, 1880
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: June 1, 1968 (aged 87)

Historical Events

  • 1887-03-03 Anne Sullivan begins teaching 6 year old blind-deaf Helen Keller
  • 1887-04-05 Anne Sullivan teaches "water" to Helen Keller
  • 1979-10-14 NBC premiere of U.S. TV adaptation of Helen Keller's life story "The Miracle Worker"

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