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Births

  • 1924 - Billy Barty - American film actor. One of the first famous people with dwarfism, Barty helped found the Little People of America in 1957.[1]
  • 1864 - 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.[2]


References

  1. "How You Can Help." Little People of America. 2008. Accessed on May 19, 2008.
  2. Alef, Daniel. "Ira Copley: Misfortune and Fortune." Titans of Fortune Online. 2004. Accessed on March 21, 2008.