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- 1798 - Sophia Fowler Gallaudet - Deaf advocate. Known as the "Queen of the Deaf Community". Advocate to the US Congress on behalf of education of deaf people and wife of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet.
- 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.