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Government & Advocacy

  • July 1 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are founded as the Communicable Disease Center (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.[1]


Births

  • May 11 - Robert Koffler Jarvik - American scientist and physician, developed the first implanted artificial heart, the Jarvik-7.
  • July 18 - Graham John Edwards - Australian politician. Edwards was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007. He lost both of his legs in the Vietnam War.


Deaths

  • February 8 - Felix Hoffman - German chemist, inventor of aspirin.
  • August 13 - H.G. Wells - English author, best known for his science fiction writings (e.g., War of the Worlds, The Time Machine). In later life, he developed diabetes and in 1934, became a co-founder and first president of what is now Diabetes UK, the leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK.[2]


References

  1. "About CDC Our Story". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. March 2, 2007. Accessed on November 17, 2008.
  2. H.G. Wells Biography. dLife. February 22, 2010. Accessed September 14, 2010.