Born in Tuscumbia on June 27
At the age of 19 months lost sight and hearing as a result of meningitis
Recognized by Alexander Graham Bell as being exceptionally bright.
Began instruction under Anne Sullivan
Learned to read and write Braille
Mark Twain recognized her great intellect and discouraged spirit despite her blindness and deafness.
Enrolled in Radcliffe college as a regular student with the help of Anne Sullivan
Published her first book The Story Of My Life
First blind/deaf college graduate to graduate from Radcliffe college
Helen Keller International (HKI) was founded.
Met Charlie Chaplin, the first in the entertainment world
Held many lectured and tours in the USA
Successfully challenged Lions International, the world's largest fraternal organization
Helen Keller met President Calvin Coolidge
Braille is accepted as the world's standard alaphabet for the Insititute for the Blind in U.K
Established a close friendship with Japanese people. Gave 97 lectured in 39 cities.
Attended a performance at the Opera House in New York where she expierenced music through vibrations.
Visited military hospitals calling it the crowning expericence of her life.
After visiting 35 continents on behalf of the handicapped, governments began schools for the blind & deaf.
Was honored at the Sorbonne in Paris by the french government, commemorating the birth of Louie Braille
Ivy Green, Helen Keller's birthplace in Tuscumbia, Alabama is made a permanent shrine.
First woman to recieve an honorary degree from Harvard University.
Died at the age of 88 suffered from a stroke & retired from public life .