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  • November 8 - The Disability Discrimination Act of 1995 is passed in the U.K. "to make it unlawful to discriminate against disabled persons in connection with employment, the provision of goods, facilities and services or the disposal or management of premises; to make provision about the employment of disabled persons; and to establish a National Disability Council."[1]


  • May 31 - Stanley Elkin - American writer. Elkin won the National Book Critics Circle Award twice, once for George Mills and once for Mrs.Ted Bliss. He had multiple sclerosis.[3]


  1. "Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)." The National Archives. Office of Public Sector Information. Accessed on March 14, 2007.
  2. "Dr. David Peikoff Dies at 94." Accessed on February 28, 2008.
  3. "Stanley Elkin." Literary Encyclopedia. November 6, 2003. Accessed on May 12, 2008.