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Sports & Recreation

  • 2008 - The University of Michigan agrees to increase the number of wheelchair seats and companion seats in their football stadium from 81 to 329 as a result of a lawsuit involving the Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America.[1]


Deaths

  • 1942 - William Henry Bragg - Bragg won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in determining crystalline structures using x-rays. This discovery was crucial to the work of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, who solved the structures of cholesterol, vitamin B12, penicillin, and Insulin.[2],[3]


References

  1. "University of Michigan Agrees to Improve Accessibility at Football Stadium." Disability Rights online News.U.S. Department of Justice. Civil Rights Division. April 2008. Vol. 24. Accessed on July 24, 2008.
  2. "William Bragg Biography." (1915) Nobel.org. The Nobel Foundation. Accessed on July 2, 2008.
  3. "Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin - Biography." (1964) The Nobel Foundation. Accessed on July 2, 2008.