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1970

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  • The first SUPERFEST International Disability Film Festival is held in Los Angeles, California.
  • The American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is formed to further the scientific and educational attainments of professional practitioners in the disciplines of orthotics and prosthetics.[1]
  • The National Institute of Standards begins an investigation to see if a portion of a television signal could be used to send precise time information on a nationwide basis. This investigation eventually led to the creation of closed captioning.[2]
  • March 9 - Spencer Ferguson Silver from 3M Comp. files a patent for the adhesive used on that popular and convenient cognitive aid -- Post-It Notes. [3]


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References

  1. Academy - A Historical Perspective. American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Accessed on February 6, 2008.
  2. "A Brief History of Captioned Television." National Captioning Institute, Inc. Accessed on February 28, 2008.
  3. Acrylate Copolymer Microspheres. U.S. Patent #3,691,140.
  4. Distinguished Women of Past and Present: Alice Hamilton. Danuta Bois. Accessed February 12, 2008.