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Helen Keller
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    (June 27, 1880-June 1, 1968)
    Was Blind, Deaf and Mute
    Handicaps were the result of an illness she suffered at 1½ years old
    Born two months premature
    Wrote 'The Story of My Life' and 'Midstream'
    Because of her handicaps, her parents over-indulged her.
    When she was six, her parents hired Anne Sullivan to teach her, but she threw tantrums making Sullivan's nearly impossible job even harder.
    She was the butt of the many 'Helen Keller' jokes.
    She said not understanding things lead to frustration, which resulted in anger and rage.
    She is one of the most beloved American icons.
    She was left handed.
    She learned to communicate even though she could not see, speak or hear.
    As an adult, she rarely if ever complained.
    She is member of the National Women's Hall of Fame.
    The TV show, movie and play based on her life, called 'The Miracle Worker,' were all successful.
    She was selected as one of Time Magazines 100 Persons of the Century.
    She was a such a strong proponent of liberal ideals like racial and gender equality that J. Edgar Hoover kept a file on her.
    She once said: 'I think God made woman foolish so that she might be a suitable companion to man.'
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 42 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 61 Votes: 62.30% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 197 Votes: 58.38% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 161 Votes: 56.52% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 147 Votes: 53.06% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 63 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 73 Votes: 53.42% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 116 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 161 Votes: 53.42% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 141 Votes: 44.68% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 86 Votes: 38.37% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 190 Votes: 43.68% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 279 Votes: 40.86% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 770 Votes: 42.34% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 540 Votes: 41.48% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1053 Votes: 42.17% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1460 Votes: 36.03% Annoying
 
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