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Government & Advocacy

  • 1948 - President Harry S. Truman signs a bill authorizing a stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, the partially deaf founder of the Girl Scouts of America.[1]


Births

  • 1962 - Tom Cruise - Cruise is a founding board member of the Hollywood Education Literacy Project (HELP) which aims to help children, who like Cruise, have dyslexia.[2]


Holidays and Observances

  • Feast Day of Saint Thomas the Apostle - one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus, patron saint of the blind.[3]


References

  1. "Juliette Gordon Low Biography." GirlScouts.com. Girl Scouts of the United States of America. 2008. Accessed on March 18, 2008.
  2. "Cruise credits Scientology for his success." Access Hollywood. May 24, 2005. Accessed on February 8, 2008.
  3. http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintt07.htm