Life of Helen Keller - Timeline




Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Mysterious illness came


This illness left Helen Keller blind and deaf.

Wrote The Story of My Life


This was her first autobiography to publish.



Helen Keller died in Easton, Conneticut.


Anne Sullivan came to teach Helen


Miss Sullivan taught Helen when she was 20 years old, and Helen was 6 years old. She is the one who let Helen become significant, and she was with her until she died in 1936.

Started to attend Perkins Institutions for Blind

5/1888 - 1892

She made a lot of blind friends in this school.

Started to attend Wright-Human School

10/1894 - 1896

In this school Helen learned to speak.

Started to attend Cambridge School for Young Ladies

10/1896 - 12/1897

She attended classes with Miss Sullivan to be prepared for Radcliffe.

Started to attend Radcliffe College

9/1900 - 1904

In college she leanred tons of stuff, icluding French, German, history, English composition, and English literature.


Went to Japan

4/15/1937 - 8/10/1937

She met the emperor, Japanese "Helen Keller", and other people. She got an Akita dog when she went to Akita prefecture, and when he died, another Akita dog was gifted from the Japanese government.

Visited worldwide countries

1946 - 1957

In 1946, Helen visited Europe, in 1951, she visited South Africa. From 1952 to 1957, she visited Middle East, Central Africa, and Northern Europe.

Visited Japan again


2 years later (1950), two incorporated foundations of Helen Keller were founded in Japan in memory.

Award from French government


The French government bestowed an award on Helen Keller.

Visited Japan again


One of the reasons Helen went to Japan was to offer flowers to Takeo Iwahashi, who died in 1954.

Award from the United States government


Helen Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedon award by President Lyndon Johnson.