One of the Jewish survivors of the Holocaust is Iby Knill. She was given birth to in Czechoslovakia in 1923. Her mother, Irene, was Slovakian and her father, Beno, was Hungarian. She has one brother named Tomy who is six years younger than her. As a child, Iby lived in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia where she went to school at a German Grammar School.
This is most likely bacterial meningitis. For various days Helen was relied upon to bite the dust, however at long last Helen's fever bankrupt. Her folks Arthur and Kate celebrated at her recuperation, yet were soon alarmed when Helen neglected to react to the ringing of a supper chime or when a hand was passed before her eyes. The illness left her both hard of hearing and visually impaired. Around then, she could discuss to some degree with Martha Washington the six-year-old little girl of the family cook, who comprehended her signs; by the age of seven, Keller had more than 60 home signs to speak with her family.
Her family cook Martha Washington, created a type of sign language to communicate with Helen. By the time Helen was seven they had already made 60 different ways to communicate with each other. In 1886 Alexander Graham Bell was working with deaf children and agreed to meet with Helen and her family. Bell wanted her to go to Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts. At the institute Helen met with Anne Sullivan, a former graduate who soon became her teacher.
Her older sister was called Helen and her little brother was called Jon. Her sister Helen died in 1962 at the age of only 28 of cancer. This incident was the background of her first book, “A Summer to Die”, which is about a young girl who tragically loses her older sister. Her brother Jon, who’s six years younger than Lois, grew up to be a doctor. When Lois was 2 years old, she and her family moved from Hawaii to Brooklyn in New York.
Marjorie Stewart Joyner was born in Monterey, Virginia. She was born on October 24, 1896, and was the granddaughter of a slave and slave owner. After attending primary school, Marjorie moved to Chicago, Illinois to pursue a career in cosmetology. She attended the A.B. Molar Beauty School and she later became the first African-American woman to graduate from the school. At the age of 20, she met and married Robert E. Joyner.
Still dreaming of becoming a doctor Maria enrolled in a university but was too weak to attend many of the required sessions. She was suffering from the brain tumor and her right foot continued to drag. After assisting at Mass and receiving Holy Communion, she suffered a bulbar paralysis (impairment of function of the cranial nerves) and died. In Maria’s memory, a day hospital was named after her. It was for young girls and homes for pregnant women who were impoverished.
Ray was born in New York City on January 13, 1850 to Charlotte and Reverend Charles Bennett Ray. She was one of seven kids, growing up with two sisters and four brothers. Charlotte was the youngest of three girls. Her first years were spent in New York City but soon after in the 1860s Ray and her family moved to Washington, D.C. where she started school at the Institution for the Education of Colored Youth. This was the only school in the area that allowed African American girls.
Aldous Leonard Huxley was born on the 26th of July 1894 in Surrey, England. He was a writer and a philosopher, one of many accomplished minds in the family. His first years in school were spent at Hillside School in Malvern. There he was taught by his mother until her illness took charge. After that, he went on to attend Eton College.
Mrs. Atwood was born Margaret Eleanor Atwood in Ottawa, Providence of Ontario, Canada on November 18, 1939. At the age of six Mrs. Atwood had written many morality plays, poems, comic books and had started a novel. When Mrs. Atwood spent half of each year in the wilderness of northern Ontario beside her father, who worked as an entomologist, until the age of eleven. At the age of sixteen Mrs. Atwood committed her life to writing. Mrs. Atwood studied at Victoria College, University of Toronto,
Heather Whitestone was born on February 24, 1923 in Dothan, Alabama. Whitestone was the first woman with a disability to be crowned Miss America 1995. Her mother, Daphne Gray, was a seventh grade math teacher and her father, Bill Whitestone, was an owner of a furniture store. She is the youngest of three sisters. She is married with John A. McCallum, a hearing man
Mary Lou Retton was born to Lois, and Ronnie Retton on January 24,1968. She was the youngest of five children, three boys, and two girls. Lois would take Mary Lou, and her sister, Shari ,to West Virginia University for gymnastics once a week. Mary Lou was first pining for Olympic Gold at age four when watching Olga Korbut during the 1972 Olympics. When Mary Lou was seven she watched Nadia Comaneci compete in the Olympics.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for NASA in 1943? Well a woman named Dorothy Vaughan did just that. She was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. Dorothy was born on September 20, 1910. When Dorothy was seven years old she and her father and mother, Leonard and Anne Johnson, moved to Morgantown, West Virginia.
Future poet Lucy Terry was born in West Africa. The exact date of her birth is unknown, though it is thought she might have been born as early as the 1720s. Historical records on Lucy’s life are extremely limited and thus details of her history have been taken away from scholarly research and conjecture. Lucy was captured when she was a very young girl by slave traders who brought her to Rhode Island. There she was believed to have been first bought by Samuel Terry, who lived in Enfield, Connecticut.