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  • 1869 - Thomas Edison obtains U.S. patent for an electrographic vote recorder, the precursor to electronic voting which allows many Americans with disabilities to vote today.[1]


Deaths

  • 1968 - Helen Adams Keller - Deaf author and advocate. he first deaf-blind person to graduate from college when she graduated from Radcliffe College, cum laude in 1904.[2]


References

  1. "Patent, Trademark & Copyright Calendar of Trivia." U.S. Patent Office. 1999. Accessed on May 19, 2008.
  2. Biography of Helen Keller. Helen Keller Services for the Blind. Accessed on February 6, 2008.