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1907

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  • November 16 - Thomas P. Gore, a blind politician, is elected as one of the first two senators for the state of Oklahoma.[1]


Births

  • March 23 - Daniel Bovet - Swiss-born Italian pharmacologist. Bovet is known for his discovery of antihistamines, which block the neurotransmitter histamine and are used in allergy medication.[2]
  • July 6 - Frida Kahlo - Mexican painter. Kahlo was famous for her self-portraits and use of vibrant color. Kahlo contracted polio at the age of 6, but she began painting only after a serious accident that resulted in serious spinal injuries. She eventually regained the ability to walk. Kahlo used painting as a form of personal expression and therapy for her pain.[5]
  • July 10 - Fulton Allen - American blues guitarist and vocalist. Also known as "Blind Boy Fuller", Allen was one of the most popular of the Piedmont blues artists.[6]


References

  1. "Thomas P. Gore Collection." The Carl Albert Center. Oklahoma University. Accessed on March 21, 2008.
  2. "Daniel Bovet." NobelPrize.org. The Nobel Foundation. 1957. Accessed March 21, 2008.
  3. George de Mestral. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Accesses March 7, 2008.
  4. Velvet Type Fabric and Method of Producing Same. U.S. Patent #2,717,437. September 13, 1955.
  5. "Biography of Frida Kahlo." FridaKahlo.com. Accessed on March 7, 2008.
  6. Clayton, Katie. "Blind Boy Fuller." August 17, 2006. East Coast Piedmont Blues:UNC Asheville. Accessed on March 7, 2008.