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    Helen Keller and Patty Duke

    Did you know that the FBI kept HELEN KELLER under surveillance for most of her adult life, due to her radical views? Click for a history:Here’s what they don’t teach: When the blind-deaf visionary learned that poor people were more likely to be blind than others, she set off down a pacifist, socialist path that broke the boundaries of her time—and continues to challenge ours today.

    Born Audrey Kathleen Ruston, she would later change her name to Edda von Heemstra to protect herself from the Germans in 1940. Later she would take her famous surname from her great grandmother, Kathleen Hepburn and the rest is history...

    Rare footage of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan...this is just incredible!

    I have never seen this photo before. It brought tears to my eyes. ** Jacqueline Kennedy comforts Coretta Scott King, 1968.

    Shirley Temple signs her first film contract, 1932~

    A rare picture of the Baileys, the film family from the #1940s #holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life"

    Half a century before famed Helen Keller, the "Original Helen Keller," Laura Dewey Bridgman, became the first deaf and blind person to learn a language. Her story inspired Helen Keller's parents to have Helen be educated.

    Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father and the only surviving member of the Frank family, revisiting the attic they spent the war in

    In 1966, Uhura was the first black female main character on US TV who was not a servant. Star Trek

    Peter Schiff Taken: 1939 Discovered: 2008 In Anne Frank’s Diary Anne called Peter Schiff her “one true love.” In 1940 at the age of 11 she writes ‘Peter was the ideal boy: tall, slim and good-looking, with a serious, quiet and intelligent face. He had dark hair, beautiful brown eyes, ruddy cheeks and a nicely pointed nose. I was crazy about his smile, which made him look so boyish and mischievous.’ For more than 60 years there were no photographs known of Anne Frank’s childhood sweetheart.

    Famous Last Words: "Are you guys ready? Let's roll." Who: Todd Beamer, passenger on United Flight 93, September 11, 2001. Note: These are his last recorded words, coming at the end of a cell phone call before Beamer and others attempted to storm the airliner's cockpit to retake it from hijackers who were part of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    Helen Keller met every US president, beginning with Grover Cleveland and ending with JFK. She also met other famous people like silent film icon Charlie Chaplin and here, inventor of the telephone Alexander Graham Bell.

    Patty Duke and Helen Keller during filming of "The Miracle Worker"

    Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak past guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros)

    Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque or obituaries mention her greatest discovery…Everyone knows Charles Darwin discovered evolution and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, textbooks simply say the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know? Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a truly extraordinary woman.

    ~A FROZEN MOMENT THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

    Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ.

    Researchers have uncovered a rare photograph of a young Helen Keller with her teacher Anne Sullivan, nearly 120 years after it was taken on Cape Cod. The photograph, shot in July 1888 in Brewster, shows an 8-year-old Helen sitting outside in a light-colored dress, holding Sullivan’s hand and cradling one of her beloved dolls. Experts on Keller’s life believe it could be the earliest photo of the two women together and the only one showing the blind and deaf child with a doll—the first...

    Mother Teresa, 1920s

    Shirley Temple