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  • 1943 - "The first disability payment under the Civilian War Benefits Program was made to a civilian defense worker."[1]
  • 1999 - The Voice Browser Working Group was first established by the World Wide Web Consortium.[2]


Births

  • 1950 - Teddy Pendergrass - American soul singer. Became the first African-American singer to ear 5 consecutive platinum albums. On March 18, 1982, Teddy was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. After his accident, Teddy victoriously returned to music and was later nominated for several Grammy's. Teddy also founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance to help people with spinal cord injury (SCI).

Deaths

  • 1827 - Ludwig van Beethoven - Composer. Deaf. Composed a total of 9 symphonies.[3]
  • 2008 - Jerald Jordan - Deaf sports leader. Jordan was the president of the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf from 1971 to 1995.[4]


References

  1. Chronology:1940's. Social Security Online:Special Collections. Accessed on January 31, 2008.
  2. "'Voice Browser' Activity." World Wide Web Consortium. March 24, 2008. Accessed on April 28, 2008.
  3. "Anniversaries." The Red Notebook. Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action. Accessed on February 28, 2008.
  4. "Longtime Deaf Sports Leader Jerald Jordan Dies." USA Deaf Sports Federation. March 29, 2008. Accessed on April 1, 2008.