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Deaths

  • 1947 - Ira Clifton Copley - American Congressman. Copley was a member of the House of Representatives and a newspaper an utilities tycoon. Copley was struck by scarlet fever at the age of two leaving his vision severely impaired.[1]
  • 1947 - Tilly Aston - Australian disability advocate. Aston was a blind writer and teacher who formed the Victorian Association of Braille Writers and the Association for the Advancement of the Blind.


References

  1. Alef, Daniel. "Ira Copley: Misfortune and Fortune." Titans of Fortune Online. 2004. Accessed on March 21, 2008.