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  • May 12 - "The Football Players" by famed deaf artist, Douglas Tilden, is unveiled at the University of California, Berkley. The statue was the very first statue brought to the University of California, Berkley campus which is now home to countless works of outdoor art.[1]


  • February 15 - Arthur W. Aleshire - American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio, Aleshire lost the use of his legs in an accident and operated a filling station and grocery store before being elected to Congress.[2]
  • June 6 - Manfred Sakel - Austrian Psychiatrist. Sakel pioneered the use of insulin shock therapy for people with schizophrenia and other mental health patients.[4]


  1. "One Hundred Years of Art." Resource Guide 2006-2007. University of California Berkeley. 2007. Accessed on March 18, 2008.
  2. "ALESHIRE, Arthur William, (1900 - 1940)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. U.S. Senate Historical Office. Accessed on March 21, 2008.
  3. "Dr. David Peikoff Dies at 94." Accessed on February 28, 2008.
  4. "Manfred J. Sakel." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 2008. Accessed on June 8, 2008.