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Births

  • 1946 - Graham John Edwards - Australian politician. Edwards was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007. He lost both of his legs in the Vietnam War.


Deaths

  • 1869 - Laurent Clerc - American teacher and leader. Deaf. First deaf teacher in America and a role mentor of many successful deaf teachers and leaders. One of the three co-founders of American School for the Deaf.[1]


References

  1. "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.