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Arts & Entertainment

  • 2004 - The Vulcan Wheel wins Australia's ABC TV's The New Inventors.


Births

  • 1758 - Horatio Nelson - Vice Admiral in the British Royal Navy. The "Nelson Knife" or rocker knife was named after the Vice Admiral who was the first to use the device to eat with one hand.[1]


Holidays and Observances

  • Feast Day of Raphael the Archangel - angel and patron of the sick, blind, physicians and nurses.


References

  1. ↑ Herr H, Whiteley G, Childress D. "Cyborg Technology—Biomimetic Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology." Biologically Inspired Intelligent Robots, Bar-Cohen, Y. and C. Breazeal, Eds., SPIE Press; Bellingham, Washington; 2003.