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Happy Birthday, Rene Descartes!

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Honoring this famed philosopher on his birthday. On this day in 1596, famous French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist Rene Descartes was born.  Perhaps best known for his famous quote, “I think; therefore I am,” Descartes is often considered the father of modern philosophy.  In addition to his philosophical contributions, Descartes was also an accomplished mathematician

Happy Birthday, Steve Jobs!

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Celebrating the life and legacy of Apple founder, Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs (1955 – 2011) is best known as the Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder of Apple, Inc.  Credited with the development of many of Apple’s most iconic products, Jobs is often referred to as the father of modern technology.  While Jobs is most connected to

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony!

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On this day in 1820, Susan B. Anthony was born. Today marks the birthday of legendary women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).  Along with friend and fellow activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anthony is best known for her fight for social reform, abolition, and women’s suffrage.  While she did not live to see the ratification

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