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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 1, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 14, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

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UPI almanac for Friday, June 1, 2007.
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UPI almanac for Saturday, April 14, 2007.
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'Miracle Worker' performance to be signed

MUSKEGON, Mich., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The audience attending a Muskegon (Mich.) Civic Theatre production of "The Miracle Worker" will see dialog "spoken" in American Sign Language.

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Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2006 with 187 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2006 with 212 to follow.
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Today is Friday, April 14, the 104th day of 2006 with 261 to follow.
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Will Rogers' house ready to reopen

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif., March 21 (UPI) -- The Pacific Palisades, Calif., home of actor, humorist and philanthropist Will Rogers is ready to open to the public after a three-year, $5 million restoration.

Poll: King more revered in death

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Martin Luther King may be regarded as the greatest civil rights leader of the 20th century but he is revered more in death than he ever was admired in life. About 25 percent of U.S. workers had MLK Day off Monday, 20 years after King's birthday became a f

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Today is Monday, June 27, the 178th day of 2005 with 187 to follow.
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Helen Keller documentary out in Dec.

PHILADELPHIA, June 26 (UPI) -- A documentary, "Shining Soul: Helen Keller's Spiritual Life and Legacy" will show the role played by Emanuel Swedenborg's spiritual theology in her life.

Cancer claims actress Anne Bancroft, 73

NEW YORK, June 8 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Anne Bancroft, best remembered for her role in "The Graduate," has died in New York of cancer at age 73, a family spokesman said.
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Helen Keller
Blind and deaf author Helen Keller is seen in this 1953 photo as she runs her fingers over the face of President Dwight Eisenhower during a visit to the White House.
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Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker.

A prolific author, Keller was well-traveled, and was outspoken in her opposition to war. A member of the Socialist Party of America and the Wobblies, she campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other leftist causes.

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her family lived on a homestead, Ivy Green, that Helen's grandfather had built decades earlier. Helen's father, Arthur H. Keller, spent many years as an editor for the Tuscumbia North Alabamian and had served as a captain for the Confederate Army. Helen's paternal grandmother was the second cousin of Robert E. Lee. Helen's mother, Kate Adams, was the daughter of Charles Adams. Though originally from Massachusetts, Charles Adams also fought for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, earning the rank of brigadier-general.

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