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Health & Safety

  • 1981 - The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that five homosexual men in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP), seen only in patients with weakened immune systems. This marks the beginning of general AIDS awareness in the U.S.[1]


Births

  • 1932 - Christy Brown, Irish writer. Born with cerebral palsy, his autobiography was made into the Oscar-winning movie "My Left Foot," so named because he learned to write and paint with the only limb that he could control - his left foot. [2] [3]


References

  1. "History of AIDS up to 1986." Avert. May 12, 2008. Accessed on June 5, 2008.
  2. Christy Brown. Irish Writers Online. Accessed April 2, 2008.
  3. My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown. The Internet Movie Database. Accessed April 2, 2008.