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  • 2008 - The 13th Paralympic Games open in Beijing, China.[1] The Beijing mascot was Fu Niu Lele, the Cow. "Cows, symbolic of a down-to-earth, diligent, staunch and never-say-die spirit, are adopted to show the unremitting spirit of athletes with a disability in being the best they can be."[1]


Births

John Dalton, famous for his research into his own color blindness
John Dalton, famous for his research into his own color blindness
  • 1766 - John Dalton - English chemist, famous for his research into his own color blindness. His theories were eventually disproven but Daltonism remains a common term for the condition.
  • 1876 - John James Richard Macleod - Scottish medical scientist, won a Noble Prize in Medicine for the co-discovery of insulin.
  • 1919 - Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the implantable cardiac pacemaker, is born. His device has led to heart patient survival rates comparable to that of a healthy population of similar age. [2] [3]


References

  1. http://en.beijing2008.cn/spirit/beijing2008/graphic/n214070923.shtml
  2. [ http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/70.html Wilcon Greatbatch]. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Accesses March 7, 2008.
  3. Medical Cardiac Pacemaker. U.S. Patent #3,057,356. October 9, 1962.