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    Helen Keller at 80 :: smelling a rose in a garden :: author and lecturer, learned to communicate though she had been deaf and blind from childhood. :: c.1960

    Iranian woman in the era before the Islamic revolution by Ayatollah Khomeini, 1960

    Helen Keller-Even though she was deaf and blind, she learned to communicate and became a world-famous supporter of women's suffrage. #HelenKeller

    THIS IS a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher.

    Helen Keller and Patty Duke -- For those who do not get the significance of this meeting -- Patty Duke played Keller in both the play and the film The Miracle Worker, for which she won the Oscar at age 16. Two extraordinary women.

    Charlie Chaplin learns the manual alphabet from Hellen Keller in 1919.

    The first Kmart department store opens in Garden City, Michigan in 1962

    Helen Williams, the first black supermodel 50s polka dot dress shirt skirt full photo print ad model magazine

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    Helen Keller with Charlie Chaplin

    Helen Keller

    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...

    Jack & Ina Polak sparked a love affair while in the same concentration camp, exchanging love letters over the course of being held captive. They married after being liberated, and have stayed together over 60 years.

    On November 18, 1978 912 followers of American cult leader Jim Jones ("Peoples Temple") died in a remote South American jungle compound called "Jonestown" in British Guyana. Some members were shot, others were forced to drink poison, but most willingly participated in what Jones said was an act of "revolutionary suicide."

    American soldiers comfort a little girl and her puppy after the invasion of Normandy. Colleville-sur-Mer, 1944.

    Axel Axgil (3 April 1915 – 29 October 2011) and Eigil Axgil (24 April 1922 – 22 September 1995) were Danish gay activists and a longtime couple. They were the first gay couple to enter into a registered partnership anywhere in the world following Denmark's legalisation of same-sex partnership registration in 1989, a landmark legislation which they were instrumental in bringing about. They adopted the shared surname, Axgil, a combination of their given names, as an expression of their commitment.

    Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan and Mark Twain

    Helen Keller

    American educator Helen Keller overcame the adversity of being blind and deaf to become one of the 20th century's leading humanitarians, as well as co-founder of the ACLU.

    RG 306-NT-279 C-34 photograph of Amelia Earhart emerging from the bottom of the sea off Block Island, July 25, 1929

    President Calvin Coolidge and Helen Keller- Keller is remembered as a world famous speaker, author, and political activist. Keller was both blind and deaf from birth. She was born on this day in 1880.