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Arts & Entertainment

  • 1900 - "The Football Players" by famed deaf artist, Douglas Tilden, is unveiled at the University of California, Berkley. The statue was the very first statue brought to the University of California, Berkley campus which is now home to countless works of outdoor art.[1]


Sports

  • 2008 - The Northeast Independent Living Program hosts their 5th Annual Golf Tournament For Independence at the Georgetown Country Club in Georgetown, MA.
  • 2008 - Nigel Rogoff, a former skydiver and amputee kayaker begins Our Journey 2008, a trip around the British Isles in a sea kayak to raise awareness for amputees and important funds for the British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association.[2]


Births

  • 1910 - Dorothy Mary Hodgkin - Hodgkin won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for solving the structures of cholesterol, vitamin B12, penicillin, and later Insulin.[3]


References

  1. "One Hundred Years of Art." Resource Guide 2006-2007. University of California Berkeley. 2007. Accessed on March 18, 2008.
  2. "About Us." Our Journey 2008. 2008. Accessed on May 22,2008
  3. "Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin - Biography." (1964) The Nobel Foundation. Accessed on July 2, 2008.