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March 20

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Births

  • 1845 - Sir William Richard Gowers - British neurologist, known for Gower's Sign, a clinical sign of Muscular dystrophy in children.
  • 1934 - Willie Brown - American politician. Willie Brown was elected as the Major of San Fransisco, California on January 8, 1996. Brown is the first African-American mayor of San Fransisco. While he was a member of the California State Assembly, Brown began to lose his eyesight due to retinitis pigmentosa.[2]


References

  1. "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.
  2. "A Strong Sense of Vision." Foundation Fighting Blindness. 2008. Accessed on March 21, 2008.