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Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt!

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Let’s honor Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy today, her birthday. On this day in 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt was born.  Eleanor is best known for her role as First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945.  Through her human rights activism and her public service, Eleanor completely transformed what it meant to be

Happy Birthday, Bill Clinton!

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Today marks the birthday of American President Bill Clinton. Today is William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton’s 73rd birthday.  President Clinton is best known as the 42nd president of the United States, he served from 1993 to 2001.  While President Clinton’s presidency was marred by an impeachment related to his sexual relations with a White House intern,

Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter!

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Celebrating the impressive life and legacy of Beatrix Potter. Today marks the birthday of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), an English writer, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist.  Best known for her children’s book The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Potter dedicated herself to advancing her education and making a name for herself when women had limited opportunities.  During

Happy Birthday, Helen Keller!

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To honor Helen Keller on the anniversary of her birthday, we share these moments from her life. On this day in 1880, Helen Keller was born.  While she was born healthy, an illness in 1882 rendered her blind and deaf.  Ms. Keller famously learned to communicate through the tireless efforts and support of her teacher

Happy Birthday, Nikki Giovanni!

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Let’s honor this iconic poet and Civil Rights activist on her birthday. On June 7th, 1943, Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni, Jr. was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She graduated magna cum laude from Fisk in 1967 with a B.A. in history. Growing up during the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., Giovanni established herself as one of the leading

Happy Birthday, Beethoven!

Happy Birthday, Beethoven!

Let’s learn more about this legendary composer on the anniversary of his birthday. On this day in 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was born.  The famed German composer and pianist is credited with helping to transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in classical music.  Today, he remains one of the most widely recognized and