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  • June 27 - Andrew Jackson Foster - American deaf teacher. Founded thirty-one schools and many other programs for deaf people in thirteen African countries. First African American to graduate from Gallaudet College. [1]


  • December 25 - Karl Abraham - German psychoanalyst. Abraham's first psychoanalytic paper dealt with childhood sexual trauma in relation to the symptoms of Schizophrenia. He also collaborated with Sigmund Freud in understanding manic-depressive illness, known as bipolar disorder, leading to Freud's paper, Mourning and Melancholia in 1917.[2]


  1. "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.
  2. "Karl Abraham." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. 2008. Accessed on May 19, 2008.