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December 10

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Births

  • 1870 - Thomas P. Gore - American politician. Gore was a United States Senator (Oklahoma) and a member of the People's (or Populist) Party. Two childhood accidents left Gore blind at a very young age.[1]


Deaths

  • 1851 - Karl Drais - German inventor. Drais invented the "short-hand machine", known today as the stenotype machine, that is used by closed captioners to create real-time captions.[2]


References

  1. "Thomas P. Gore Collection." The Carl Albert Center. Oklahoma University. Accessed on March 21, 2008.
  2. "Karl Drais." NationMaster. 2008. Accessed on May 19, 2008.