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1987

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Births

  • November 3 - Bobby Martin - American High School Football Player. Martin was born without legs due to a condition known as Caudal Regression Syndrome, but nevertheless succeeded in playing varsity football for his high school team while running on his arms. On July 12, 2006, Bobby won the ESPY award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability.[1]


Deaths

  • December 3 - Andrew Jackson Foster - American deaf teacher. Founded thirty-one schools and many other programs for deaf people in thirteen African countries. He was the first African American to graduate from Gallaudet College. [2]


References

  1. "Bobby Martin Biography." The Official Bobby Martin Website. Accessed on March 9, 2008.
  2. "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.