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Births

  • 1924 - James C. Marsters - deaf orthodontist who was part of the team that developed the first TDD that enabled text communication via a telephone line.[1]
  • 1951 - Dean Kamen - American inventor. Kamen has a number of inventions under his belt including the Segway HT, AutoSyringe, a mobile dialysis system for medical applications, the first insulin pump, and an all-terrain electric wheelchair known as the iBOT.


References

  1. Shapiro, T. Rees. James C. Marsters, 85: Phone System Increased Independence for Deaf. The Washington Post, 2009-08-28. Accessed 2009-08-31.