Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880.
Famous American woman who, though deaf and blind, became a women’s suffragist and leftist political activist. She published twelve books and a number of articles over the course of her life and was a famous activist.
Born: Eric Arthur Blair
25 June 1903
Died: 21 January 1950 (aged 46)
Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell.
Harriet Beecher Stowe: (June 14, 1811- July 1, 1896)
Stowe was an abolitionist and the author of the novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Upon meeting her, Abraham Lincoln allegedly remarked, “So you’re the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.”
W.B. Yeats: (June 13, 1865- January 28, 1939)
Poet and playwright William Butler Yeats was the first Irishman to win the Nobel Prize in literature. A few of his more famous works include The Tower and Deirdre.
“I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write; to think only of my own tastes and ideals, without a thought of those of editors or publishers.” — C. S. Forester, English, writer, novelist
via “I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write…” — Art of Quotation
Walter “Walt” Whitman May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993)