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Births

  • 1802 - Dorothea Dix - Disabilty advocate, reformer of the mental illness and prison systems in the United States.
  • 1951 - Samdech Hun Sen - Cambodian politician. Sen is the Prime Minister of Cambodia. The day before the end of the civil war in Cambodia, Sen was wounded in the left eye.[1]


Deaths

  • 1924 - Arnold Pick - German neurologist and psychiatrist, first described Pick's Disease, a rare and fatal degenerative disease of the nervous system that has major overlaps with Alzheimer's presenile dementia.[2]
  • 1981 - Dr. Leo Kanner - Austrian-American psychiatrist and physician. Kanner was the first to describe Autism although the term was originally coined to describe adult schizophrenia.[3]


References

  1. "Biography of Hun Sen." Accessed on July 2, 2008.
  2. http://www.whonamedit.com/doctor.cfm/1100.html
  3. "Leo Kanner." Who Named It? Accessed on April 1 2008.