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ACTIVIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1880



Helen Adams Keller
(June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)

Helen Keller, though deaf and blind, became a women’s suffragist and
political activist. She published twelve books and a number of articles
over the coarse of her life.

She contracted a disease when she was nineteen months old (likely
scarlet fever or meningitis) that left her blind and deaf. As a young
child, she developed a repertoire of physical signs which she used
to communicate with her parents and with the young daughter of the
Keller family’s cook.

Helen Keller become widely known through the dramatic depictions of 
a 1959 play and the 1962 film The Miracle Worker.

               

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PORTRAIT CHANGE ANNOUNCED TODAY


Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross)  (1822 – March 10, 1913)

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (below) announced plans today for Harriet Tubman
to replace U.S. President Andrew Jackson as the portrait on the front side of the
twenty-dollar bill. The exact design will be announced in 2020.


Tubman, was a Christian African-American, born into slavery who became a humanitarian, abolitionist and one of the leaders’ of the Underground Railroad
during the American Civil War as a Union spy. she became an icon of American 
courage and freedom.


Jacob Joseph "Jack" Lew.


A current $20 bill with the seventh U.S. President (1829–37), Andrew
Jackson
who has been featured on the bill since 1928.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1923

 


Charlton Heston (born John Charles Carter in California)
(October 4, 1923 – April 5, 2008)

Oscar winner and three-term president of the NRA, Charlton
Heston starred in Planet of the Apes (1968) Ben Hur (1958)
and is best known for his 1956 role as Moses in The Ten
Commandments.
He appeared in over 100 films during a
6-decade career.      


Heston as Moses


1973

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OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN IS 67 TODAY


Olivia Newton-John was born in England.

Multiple Grammy Award-winning actress and singer Olivia Newton-John
gained fame in the musical romantic comedy-drama Grease (1978). She
has sold over 100 million records and has released over 10 Top Ten
Billboard Hot 100 singles.
 

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RECAPPING WORLD NEWS EVENTS

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