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February 29

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  • 2008 - The 3rd Asia and Pacific Disability Forum Conference closes in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[1]
  • 2008 - Around the Deaf World in Two Days (It's a Small World): Sign Languages, Social Issues/Civil Rights, Creativity opens at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.[2]


Births

A person who was born on February 29 may be called a "leapling". In non-leap years they may celebrate their birthday on 28 February or 1 March.

  • 1820 - Lewis Albert Sayre - Known as the "Father of American Orthopedic Surgery". Developed "Sayre's Jacket" to treat scoliosis and Pott's Disease.[3]
  • 1960 - Tony Robbins - Motivational speaker and author, has a subclinical manifestation of the disease known as acromegaly (closely related to gigantism), which doctors told Robbins was responsible for his remarkable growth spurts as a teenager, as well as his large hands and feet (He is 6 feet 7 inches tall, or 201 cm).[4]
  • 1992 - Jessica Long - American Swimmer. Long won three gold metals at the 2004 Paralympic Games as bilateral below-the-knee amputee and the youngest member (12 years old) of the U.S. Team.[5]


References

  1. http://www.nfowd.com/Apdf.html
  2. http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/dnapoli1/Aroundtheworld.html
  3. Accardo, Pasquale J. "February." The Medical Almanac. Totowa, New Jersey:Humana Press. 1992.
  4. http://www.medical-library.net/content/view/562/41/
  5. "Jessica Long." USParalympics.org. United States Olympic Committee. Accessed on March 9, 2008.