Helen Keller

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, June 27 1880.
  • Illness

    Illness
    Helen Keller lost her sight and hearing at just 19 months old, and doctors think it was from a disease called Scarlet Fever.
  • First Word

    First Word
    Helen Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, bought Helen to a water pump and taught her the fist word she ever spoke, which was water.
  • Student Meets Teacher

    Student Meets Teacher
    Anne Sullivan went to Helen Keller's house to teach her how to communicate with other people.
  • School For The Blind

    Helen starting going to the Perkins Institute for the blind.
  • School For The Deaf

    Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, went to New York to attend the Wright-Humason School for the deaf, and the Horace Mann School For The Deaf, to learn from Sarah Fuller.
  • First Book Published

    First Book Published
    Helen Keller's wrote a book, The Story Of My Life, and it is about her life from her childhood to when she is 21.
  • Club Member

    Helen Keller became a member of the American Federation for the Blind.
  • Award

    Award
    The Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to Helen Keller on 1936.
  • Honor

    In 1946, Helen Keller was appointed counselor of international relations for the American Foundation of Overseas Blind.
  • Sickness

    Helen Keller suffered some strokes, and after that she stayed at her house in Connecticut.
  • Accomplishments

    Accomplishments
    Helen Keller was in the Hall Of Fame in 1965.
  • Death

    Death
    Helen Keller died in her sleep on June 1, 1968, just a few weeks before her 88th birthday.