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  • 2005 - A new FAA approved ruling goes into affect that would allow portable oxygen concentrators on planes making it easier for people who are dependent on the devices to travel.[1]


Deaths

  • 1464 - Nicholas of Cusa - German cardinal and scientist, first to use concave lenses to correct myopia.


References

  1. "FAA Approves Use of Portable Oxygen Concentrators on Planes." Home Care Magazine. July 18, 2005. Accessed on March 13, 2008.
  2. "Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88." CNN.com. August 11, 2009. Accessed August 11, 2009.