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1992

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Sports


Technology

  • October 8 - Intellitools, Inc. files a patent for the IntelliKeys keyboard. It is unique in that the keyboard automatically detects the key overlay that is inserted and responds appropriately, reducing setup time and user training.[1]


Births

  • February 29 - Jessica Long - American Swimmer. Long won three gold metals at the 2004 Paralympic Games as bilateral below-the-knee amputee and the youngest member (12 years old) of the U.S. Team.[2]


Deaths

  • November 17- Audre Lorde - American writer, poet and activist. Nearsighted and legally blind, Lorde was a controversial poet who once referred to herself as "a black feminist lesbian mother poet".[3]


References

  1. Membrane Computer Keyboard and Method U.S. Patent #5,450,078. September 12, 1995.
  2. "Jessica Long." USParalympics.org. United States Olympic Committee. Accessed on March 9, 2008.
  3. Nelson, Cary. "Audre Lorde's Life and Career." An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry. Oxford University Press, 2000. Accessed on May 29, 2008.