June 01

This Day in History

1968

Helen Keller dies

American educator Helen Keller dies at the age of 87. In infancy, scarlet fever left her blind, deaf, and mute. Her parents appealed to the inventor Alexander Graham Bell for help, and he referred … (more...)

1920

First International Dada Fair Opens in Berlin

On this day in 1920, the First International Dada Fair opened in Berlin, Germany. It is one of the anomalies of war that while it reaps havoc and destruction, it can also engender intense … (more...)

1831

North Magnetic Pole Discovered

On this day in 1831, British naval officer and explorer Sir James Clark Ross discovered the North Magnetic Pole. The nephew of Rear Admiral John Ross, Ross was born in London into a family of naval … (more...)