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1943

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Government & Adovocay

  • "The first disability payment under the Civilian War Benefits Program was made to a civilian defense worker." [1]
  • "The first 'Wagner-Murray-Dingell' bill was introduced. The bill provided for major changes in the Social Security Act of 1935, including disability benefits, and creation of a compulsory national health insurance program for all people. The program was to have been financed through a payroll tax. Congress took no action on the proposal." [2]


Births

  • August 27 - Bob Kerrey - American politician. Kerrey has served as botha Senator and Governor of Nebraska. During the Vietnam War Kerrey lost a leg and was awarded the Medal of Honor.


Deaths

  • July 9 - Mother Paulina of the Agonizing Heart of Jesus - Brazilian Catholic saint of the sick, orphans, and slaves who was stricken by diabetes in her later years making her the unofficial saint of diabetics.[4]
  • July 23 - Valdemar Poulsen - Danish Engineer. Poulsen invented the telephone answering machine which used magnetic recording which was invented a few years earlier by Oberlin Smith.[5]


References

  1. Chronology 1940's. Social Security Online:Special Collections. Accessed on January 31, 2008.
  2. Chronology 1940's. Social Security Online:Special Collections. Accessed on January 31, 2008.
  3. "Gallaudet History." Gallaudet University. Accessed on March 10, 2008.
  4. "Saint Paulina of Brazil." Xavier Missionaries. Accessed March 10, 2008.
  5. Allen, Bob. "100 YEARS OF MAGNETIC RECORDING: POULSEN'S PATENT." Association of Motion Picture Sound. 1998. Accessed on March 13, 2008.