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Births

  • 1900 - David Peikoff - Canadian deaf advocate. Charter member of the Canadian Association of the Deaf. He was a prolific fundraiser who began a scholarship for deaf Canadians wishing to attend Gallaudet University.[1]


Deaths

  • 1944 - Karl Koller - Austrian ophthalmologist, first to introduce cocaine as a local anesthetic for eye surgery.


References

  1. "Dr. David Peikoff Dies at 94." DeafBiography.com. Accessed on February 28, 2008.