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June 01, 1968

Helen Keller dies

American educator Helen Keller dies at the age of 87. In infancy, scarlet fever left her blind, deaf, and mute. Her parents appealed to the inventor Alexander Graham Bell for help, and he referred them to a semi-blind teacher, Anne Sullivan, who taught Helen to communicate by touch. She later learne...

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June 01, 1920

First International Dada Fair Opens in Berlin

On this day in 1920, the First International Dada Fair opened in Berlin, Germany. It is one of the anomalies of war that while it reaps havoc and destruction, it can also engender intense creativity. It can foster opposition and dissent, and force people to challenge and reassess societal nor...

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June 01, 1831

North Magnetic Pole Discovered

On this day in 1831, British naval officer and explorer Sir James Clark Ross discovered the North Magnetic Pole. The nephew of Rear Admiral John Ross, Ross was born in London into a family of naval experts and explorers. He entered the navy in 1812 and in 1818 accompanied his uncle on his fi...

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