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1945

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Government & Advocacy

  • First year that National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October) is observed in the United States. [1]


Births

  • November 18 - Wilma Mankiller - First female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. While in the hospital after a car accident, Mankiller was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.[2]


References

  1. "QUESTION: What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month?." U.S. Department of Labor:Office of Disability Employment Policy.
  2. "Wilma Mankiller." National Women's Hall of Fame. Accessed on May 29, 2008.