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November 12

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  • 1927 - Barclay files a patent for "an automobile body having a passenger compartment for comfortably receiving an invalid or convalescent person in a wheel chair, there being a skid normally concealed beneath the flooring and which may be pulled out on either side of the body to provide an inclined runway over which the wheel chair may be rolled from the ground level into the passenger compartment." [1]


Births

  • 1751 - Margaret Corbin was born. She was the first woman in U.S. History to receive a U.S. government pension for disabled soldiers, for her efforts during the American Revolutionary War. [2]


References

  1. Automobile Body for Invalids. U.S. Patent #1,717,303.
  2. Margaret Corbin. U.S. Department of State: Women of Influence. November, 2006. Accessed on January 30, 2008.