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Health & Science

  • May 7 - The American Medical Association (AMA) is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Births

  • March 3 - Alexander Graham Bell - known as the "father of the deaf". Bell is famous for the invention of the telephone as well as for his work in teaching the deaf and deaf-mute to communicate through Visible Speech, a system his father, Alexander Melville Graham devised.


References

  1. Thomas Alva Edison. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Accesses March 7, 2008.
  2. Electric Lamp. U.S. Patent #223,898. January 27, 1880.