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Deaths

  • 1890 - Thomas Rhodes Armitage, founder of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).[1]
  • 1921 - John Dunlop, inventor of the first practical pneumatic tire. His tire provided the foundation for the Dunlop Tire Company and served as the genesis for the modern tire industry. Pneumatic tires became the standard for bicycles, and today are often used on manual wheelchairs. [2] [3]


References

  1. Thomas Rhodes Armitage - RNIB's Founder. Royal National Institute of the Blind. Accessed March 10, 2008.
  2. Wheel-Tire for Cycles. U.S. Patent #435,995.
  3. John Dunlop. National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Accessed March 7, 2008.