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March 24

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  • 1882 - Robert Koch announces the discovery of the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis (mycobacterium tuberculosis).


Births

  • 1820 - Fanny Crosby - American blind lyricist and political lobbyist. Crosby was best known for the over 9,000 Protestant Christian hymns that she wrote. She was also a lobbyist for the education of the blind and a teacher at the New York Institute for the Blind, now known as the New York Institute for Special Education.[1]


Deaths

  • 2008 - John Slatin - Slatin was the founding Director of the Accessibility Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. John, who is blind, was also the co-chair of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group from 2005 to 2006.[2][3]


References

  1. "Fanny Crosby:American Hymn Writer and Poetess]." New York Institute for Special Education. Accessed on March 18, 2008.
  2. "Dr. John M. Slatin." RampWEB, Inc. 2007. Accessed on March 25, 2008.
  3. Slatin, Anna. "John passed away peacefully 10pm Mon, March 24." The Leukemia Letters. Blog. March 25, 2008. Accessed on March 25, 2008.