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Government & Advocacy

  • 2007 - The New Zealand Education Minister Steve Maharey and Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson announce that New Zealand is set to become one of the first countries in the world to introduce sign language into the school curriculum.[2]
Wheelchair bowling ramp, invented by Harold J. Steel.
Wheelchair bowling ramp, invented by Harold J. Steel.


Sports


Deaths

  • 44BC - Julius Caesar - Roman Emperor. Julius Caesar was the most renowned Emperor of Rome as well as a fierce warrior. In his last few years, it has been thought that he had epilepsy. He experienced four known seizures as an adult.[4]


References

  1. "Harvey Washington Wiley." U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed on June 2, 2008.
  2. Rowan, Juliet. "Schools to put sign language on curriculum." The New Zealand Herald. APN Holdings NZ Limited. March 15, 2007. Accessed on March 10, 2008.
  3. Steel, H. j. "Sports Aparatus." U.S. Patent 3,083,967. April 2, 1963.
  4. "Gaius Julius Caesar." German Epilepsy Museum, Kork. Accessed on March 10, 2008.