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- January 15 - Elisha Graves Otis receives patent (#31,128) for an important architectural access feature -- the elevator safety brake, which made elevators practical. He died later that same year on April 8.
- May 1 - Douglas Tilden - Deaf sculptor. Tilden was a world-famous artist and activist in the Deaf community. He served as a Vice President of the World Federation of the Deaf and the President of the California Association of the Deaf.
- March 12 - George W. Veditz - American deaf writer, teacher, and politician. Seventh president of the National Association of the Deaf. Strong advocate of American Sign Language (ASL).
- ↑ Improvement in Hoisting Apparatus. U.S. Patent #31,128. Accessed March 5, 2008.
- ↑ Berke, Jamie. "People - Douglas Tilden - Famous Deaf Sculptor." About.com. December 21, 2007. Accessed on March 18, 2008.
- ↑ "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.