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  • 1936 - The city of Detroit, Michigan passes a White Cane Ordinance. A demonstration is held at city hall to promote the ordinance where the blind were given white canes.[1]


Births

  • 1804 - Thomas Lewis Brown - Deaf-mute advocate and politician, instrumental in the creation of the constitution of the first enduring Deaf organization in the United States, the New England Gallaudet Association of Deaf Mutes.[[2]


Deaths

  • 1950 - George Minot - Physician and scientist. In, 1926 Minot and William P. Murphy described the effective treatment of pernicious anaemia, or Addison-Biermer Anemia, which is caused by a B-12 deficiency.


References

  1. "The History of White Cane." National Federation of the Blind:Massachusetts. Accessed on February 28, 2008.
  2. Emmorey,Karen and Harlan L. Lane.The Signs of Language Revisited : An Anthology in Honor of Ursula Bellugi and Edward Klima. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 2000.