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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Event Title: Renata Ersilia Clotilde Tebaldi was born on this day
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Renata Ersilia Clotilde Tebaldi - (February 1, 1922 - December 19, 2004) Renata was an Italian lirico-spinto soprano, popular in the post-war period. Tebaldi is famous for her large, voluminous soprano that was widely admired for its tonal beauty and evenness of vocal line. She primarily focused on the verismo roles of the lyric and dramatic repertoires. Stricken with polio at the age of three, Tebaldi was unable to take part in strenuous activities and instead became interested in music. She was a member of the church choir in Langhirano and her mother sent her to piano lessons with Signorina Passani in Parma at the age of thirteen. She worked with boundless diligence, practicing four or five hours a day and dreaming of a career as a concert pianist. She also sang everything she heard

Event Title: International Conference on Health
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2012)
1 to 4 February 2012
Algarve, Portugal

Website: <http://www.healthinf.biostec.org/>
Contact name: HEALTHINF Secretariat

Event Title: Regina Olson Hughes' birthday
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Regina Olson Hughes (February 1, 1895-August 12, 1993) was an eminent botanical artist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Later, she worked at the Smithsonian's Department of Botany. She loved to sketch and paint scenes from her extensive travels. She is best known for her intricately detailed watercolors and pen-and-ink illustrations of exotic plants, orchids, and common weeds. Among her many honors and recognitions: a new species of Brazilian bromeliads (plants in the pineapple family) and a genus of the aster (daisy) family were named in her honor
http://djembeslappin.blogspot.com/2007/09/great-deaf-talent-regina-olson-hughes.html

Event Title: Roland Sykes was born on this day
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
June 1st, 1953 - Roland Sykes, a pioneer in the birth of disability activism on the Internet, is born. Sykes developed the DIMENET service used to create a central hub for critical online information for disability rights activists. Sykes, who passed away in March, was remembered by friends for a bus tour of the United States he took in 2002. Sykes produced an online video interview that is currently being hosted via DIMENET

Event Title: The first school for the deaf
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
April 15th, 1817 - The first school for the deaf is established. The American School for the Deaf (ASD), the first institution for the education of the deaf in America, is founded in west Hartford, Conn. by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. It became a state-supported school in 1819. Thomas Gallaudet's grandson would found Gallaudet University, the first liberal arts university for the deaf.


Thursday, February 2, 2012
Groundhog Day
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Event Title: NCIL Annual Conference Save the Date
Thursday, February 2, 2012

NCIL Annual Conference
Save the Date!

June 11-14, 2012

Grand Hyatt Washington, D.C.

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Friday, February 3, 2012
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Event Title: 6th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure
Friday, February 3, 2012
6th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure - APCHF 2012
3 to 5 February 2012
Bangkok, Thailand

Website: <http://www.apchf2012.com/>
Contact name: APCHF 2012 Secretariat


Event Title: 6th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure - APCHF 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
6th Asian Pacific Congress of Heart Failure - APCHF 2012
3 to 5 February 2012
Bangkok, Thailand

Website: http://www.apchf2012.com
Contact name: APCHF 2012 Secretariat


Saturday, February 4, 2012
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Event Title: SAVE THE DATE :NFB Leadership and Advocacy in Washington D.C. Program
Saturday, February 4, 2012
: NFB Leadership and Advocacy in Washington D.C. Program
April 13-18, 2012:
<http://www.nfb.org/nfb/LAW_Program.asp>

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Sunday, February 5, 2012
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Event Title: Stephen J. Cannell's Birthday
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Stephen J. Cannell - Stephen Joseph Cannell, (born February 5, 1941) is an American television producer, writer, novelist, and occasional actor. Cannell struggled with dyslexia in school, but did graduate from the University of Oregon in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in journalism. At UO, he joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. Cannell has also acted occasionally, including a regular supporting role as "Dutch" Dixon on his series, Renegade. He also took a turn in an episode of Silk Stalkings.
http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/article_2130.shtml#ixzz0w5m06dnt <http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/article_2130.shtml>


Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Event Title: More Than a Month
Wednesday, February 8, 2012


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Event Title: CIDNY Opens in 1978
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
On Wednesday, February 8, 1978, the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, Inc. (CIDNY) opened its office at 432 Park Avenue South, in New York City days after the Blizzard of 78 (<http://www.hurricanes-blizzards-noreasters.com/78blizzard.html> ). Delayed by a few days due to the snow storm, the center, called the CIDNY-Project, had a modest and unceremonious beginning. The object of the project was to recruit and screen, potential home attendants to create a pool for referral to people with disabilities who were deemed, "self-directed," and in need of dependable and reliable attendants. The opening of this project was to usher the beginning of the IL Movement in New York State.

The Project Director hired three weeks earlier was Patricio Figueroa, Jr. Pat, as he was called, was a young and upcoming wheelchair user advocate, mentored by Fred Francis, Judy Heumann, and Eunice Fiorito. A graduate from Brooklyn College, and finishing his masters at New York University (NYU), in public administration and planning, he took the fledgling $100, 000 project and within three years had grown the budget to over $3.0 million.

Within one month, the project had its services coordinator in the person of Ann Mary Tully, who was a certified rehabilitation counselor with a Master's in Rehabilitation from NYU. The relationship between Figueroa and the board of directors of the National Paraplegia Association, NYC Chapter, was less than ideal because many board members wanted the project director to be one former member of the board. Undeterred Figueroa moved forward, laying the foundation for making the CIDNY Project New York State's first bona fide center for independent living.

The three person staff, Project Director, Services Coordinator, and Secretary embarked on an ambitious journey to log every call, and document every need, to be used as the evidence to support the need for the project's expansion. And, that they did in the second year. Figueroa proposed a fee-for-service contract, with milestones, and outcome measurements to the Bureau for Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR). The contract called for the center to received Section 110 Services Funds, from the BVR. The contract, the first of its kind, was approved over the objections of the regional office of the US Education Department, Rehabilitation Services Administration and Special Education or (RSA).

Under the directorship of Figueroa, CIDNY, and its staff, accomplished the following:
1. Forced the City Human Resources Administration (Medicaid agency) to revise its request-for-proposal to vendorise home attendant services until "consumer / client's rights" were added to the request for proposal (RFP);
2. Designed a plan to put a curb cuts on every city sidewalk, called the "Freedom Trial," with the Office of the Borough President of Manhattan Andrew Stein;
3. Barbara Linn, and Ann Mary Tully started doing "Plans to Achieve Self-Support, "and enlightening the local vocational rehabilitation counselors, and claims representatives of the Social Security Administration;
4. Began using Medicaid spend-downs to help consumer qualify for Medicaid home care;
5. Drafted a plan for consumer controlled homecare modality called, "A Concept for a Pay Master Vendor for Self-Directing Clients." This lead to the establishment of Concepts for Independence, Inc., now held as the prototype for consumer directed personal care services every were;
6. CIDNY was awarded a contract by the City of New York, becoming the first consumer controlled organization to operate a homecare service under Medicaid;
7. The Center launched a monthly newspaper called "Alternatives.";
8. Figueroa imported a California enacted measure to helped expand the number of centers in the state by securing state funds at a time the Reagan administration was cutting federal spending;
9. CIDNY signed a historic contract negotiated with a union 1199, for the home attendants over the City's objections. The contract which protected "consumer / clients," became the template for all other homecare providers;
10. Drafted proposals to established centers in Queens County, the Bronx and helped keep the Brooklyn center open by subcontracting with them, by cutting some staff at CIDNY;
11. The Bronx center, now known as the Bronx Independent Living Services, was incubated at CIDNY;
12. Paula Nesoff, the Housing Advocate, developed a plan to increase accessible and affordable housing, and reduced homelessness for people with disabilities;
13. CIDNY was the only center in NYS, with two people who knew American Sign Language (ASL). As a result it became a site for NYU deaf students to do internships;
14. Developed an Equipment Bank Service, which loan recycled durable medical equipment. The program was short lived because of limited space and funding;
15. Pat Figueroa served on the Advisory Board of the Queens center, formerly known as Queens Independent Living Center. He hired Susan Berman (now Susan Jouard) as the first director;
16. Organized a take-over of the headquarters of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) in November of 1981, which was a media story all around the world, and let to the removal of the Chairman of the MTA, Richard Ratvich;
17. Figueroa and his wife became the first persons with disabilities to bring and win a complaint of discrimination under the NYC Human Rights Commission. The case became the subject of a CBS Channel 2, half hour profile;
18. Provided space to the director for development for the national, the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities;
19. Figueroa worked with Ron House, Ph. D., from Cornell University, in developing a training modular for directors of CILs;
20. Figueroa, resigned his position in June of 1983.

Today, CIDNY is believed to be the largest center of the five centers in New York City.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012
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Event Title: Medical Ethics
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Medical Ethics

9 to 10 February 2012
kumarghat, Tripura, India

Website: http://ambedkarcollege.blogspot.com
Contact name: Dr. Ravi Khangai

Friday, February 10, 2012
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Event Title: 30th Annual UC Davis Infectious Diseases Conference
Friday, February 10, 2012
30th Annual UC Davis Infectious Diseases Conference

10 to 11 February 2012
Sacramento, CA, United States

Website: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cme/conferences/
Contact name: Vickie Hidalgo

Saturday, February 11, 2012
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Event Title: Leslie William Nielsen was born on this day
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Leslie William Nielsen, OC <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_Canada> (February 11, 1926 - November 28, 2010). was a Canadian American <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_American> actor and comedian. Nielsen appeared in over one hundred films and 1,500 television programs over the span of his career, portraying over 220 characters.Born in Regina, Saskatchewan <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regina,_Saskatchewan>, Canada, Nielsen enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Air_Force> and he went on to become a radio <http://www.starpulse.com/Actors/Nielsen,_Leslie/Biography/> announcer after serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII (despite being legally deaf, the result of a childhood illness). and worked as a disc jockey <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_jockey> before receiving a scholarship to Neighborhood Playhouse <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neighborhood_Playhouse>. He wore hearing aids most of the time.
<http://www.starpulse.com/Actors/Nielsen,_Leslie/Biography>

Event Title: Thomas Edison was born on this day
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thomas Edison - Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American inventor of Dutch origin and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and a long lasting light bulb. In school, the young Edison's mind often wandered. He was noted to be terrible at mathematics, unable to focus, and had difficulty with words and speech. This ended Edison's three months of official schooling. The cause of Edison's deafness has been attributed to a bout of scarlet fever during childhood and recurring untreated middle ear infections.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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Event Title: The 9th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The 9th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering

15 to 17 February 2012
Innsbruck, Austria

Website: http://www.iasted.org/conferences/home-764.html
Contact name: Nadia Leamy

Friday, February 17, 2012
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Event Title: Cardiology Review for Primary Care Medicine
Friday, February 17, 2012
Cardiology Review for Primary Care Medicine
17 to 19 February 2012
Park City, UT, United States

Website: http://www.mceconferences.com/conference-detail.php?conf_id=PC1836
Contact name: Orly Light

Event Title: Marjorie Lawrence was born on this day
Friday, February 17, 2012
Marjorie Lawrence <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence>--born on this date in, February 17, 1907--13 January 1979), Australian soprano Marjorie Lawrence <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence> (show above in her wheelchair, smiling in a hallway for LIFE magazine; a man stands behind the chair; they appear to be dressed for a formal event).

Marjorie Lawrence was a noted performer of Wagner heroines. In 1941, while appearing in an opera in Mexico, she contracted polio. Eighteen months later, after treatment with Sister Elizabeth Kenny <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Kenny>, she returned to the stage. Lawrence generally performed in a seated or reclining position <http://www.flickr.com/photos/statelibraryofnsw/3863514080/> thereafter, with creative staging that incorporated her stance into the visuals. The photo below, also from LIFE magazine, is from a performance by Marjorie Lawrence after polio (she played Venus--shell and all!). She taught after she retired in 1952, near her home in Hot Springs, Arkansas, until her death in 1979.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Lawrence


Event Title: René Laënnec invented the stethoscope
Friday, February 17, 2012
February 17 , 1781-Frenchman René Laënnec <http://www.answers.com/topic/ren-la-nnec> said his invention of the stethoscope <http://www.answers.com/topic/stethoscope> was inspired by seeing children play with a hollow stick, as well as by his experience as a flutist. In Laënnec's day, a doctor listened to a patient's heart by putting his ear to the chest, but Laënnec was uncomfortable with this method. When a particularly plump, older woman complained to him of heart problems, Laënnec recalled that sound often traveled better through a wooden cylinder. So, he rolled sheets of paper into a tube and placed one end of the tube to the woman's chest, and the other end to his ear, thus hearing the heartbeats much more clearly. Laënnec called the instrument a stethoscope (from Greek words meaning "to examine the chest"), and created the first practical ones from wood in 1816. Known as the "father of chest medicine," Laënnec was born on February 17 <http://www.answers.com/topic/february-17>, 1781.

Read more: http://www.answers.com/main/todays_highlights.jsp#ixzz1EBtHe0gU <http://www.answers.com/main/todays_highlights.jsp>


Saturday, February 18, 2012
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Event Title: Oral Dermatology and Oral Pathology
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Oral Dermatology and Oral Pathology

18 to 25 February 2012
San Diego, California, United States

Website: http://www.continuingeducation.net
Contact name: Reservations- 1 800 422 0711

Event Title: Pediatric Potpourri®: State of the Art 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Pediatric Potpourri®: State of the Art 2012

18 to 24 February 2012
Maui, Hawaii, United States

Website: https://www.123signup.com/event?id=vnvnm
Contact name: Laura Evans

Event Title: Poet and activist Audre Lorde was born on this day
Saturday, February 18, 2012
February 18th, 1934 -- Poet and activist Audre Lorde is born in New York City to parents of West Indian heritage. Lorde, the youngest of three daughters, was nearsighted and legally blind. Growing up in Harlem, she wrote her first poem when she was in the eighth grade. After graduating from Hunter College High School, she attended Hunter College from 1954 to 1959, graduating with a bachelor's degree. In 1954, she spent a year at the National University of Mexico, a period she described as a time of affirmation and renewal because she confirmed her identity on personal and artistic levels as a lesbian and poet. On her return to New York, Lorde went to college, worked as a librarian, wrote poetry and became an active participant in the gay community of Greenwich Village. In 1961, Lorde earned a master's degree in library science from Columbia University. During a yearlong residence at Tougaloo College in Mississippi, funded by a National Endowment for the Arts grant, Lorde met Frances Clayton, the woman who was to be her romantic partner for 22 years until Lorde's death from breast cancer. Lorde died November 17th, 1992, in St. Croix. For moe clickhere http://alp.org/


Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Event Title: Impact of Medicare/Healthcare Reform in 2012 - 8th Annual Oncology Economics Summit
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Impact of Medicare/Healthcare Reform in 2012 - 8th Annual Oncology Economics Summit

21 to 22 February 2012
La Jolla, CA, United States

Website: http://www.conferagroup.com/conference.asp?ConferenceID=50
Contact name: Mary Lee Wicklum

Event Title: William Gaston Caperton III Birthday
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
William Gaston Caperton III (born February 21, 1940) was the 31st Governor <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Governors_of_West_Virginia> of the U.S. state <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._state> of West Virginia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia> from 1989 until 1997, he has dyslexia. He is currently the president of the College Board <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/College_Board>, which administers the nationally-recognized SAT <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAT> and AP <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Placement_Program> tests. Publicly, Governor Caperton emphasized that education was his first priority. Caperton supported a school-building program that led to $800 million in investments for 58 new schools and 780 school renovations. He encouraged the use of computers and technology in West Virginia public schools, resulting in the West Virginia Basic Skills Computer Program <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia_Basic_Skills_Computer_Program>, which began with kindergarten and extended through sixth grade.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaston_Caperton>

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Washington's Birthday
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Event Title: Robert Pershing Wadlow was born on this day
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 - July 15, 1940) is the tallest person <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_people> in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giantism> or Giant of Illinois because of his upbringing in Alton, Illinois.
Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m)[2] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow>[3]" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow>[3] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow> in height and weighed 485 lb (220 kg) at his death at age 22. His great size and his continued growth in adulthood was due to hypertrophy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertrophy> of his pituitary gland <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pituitary_gland> which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Wadlow>

Thursday, February 23, 2012
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Event Title: Pediatric Review for Primary Care
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Pediatric Review for Primary Care

23 to 25 February 2012
Oahu, HI, United States

Website: http://www.mceconferences.com/conference-detail.php?conf_id=AU%201029
Contact name: Orly Light

Event Title: Sir William "Billy" McMahon was bor
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sir William "Billy" McMahon - (February 23, 1908 - March 31, 1988) was an Australian Liberal <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia> politician and the 20th <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Australia>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Australia> Prime Minister of Australia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Australia>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Australia>. He was the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history (21 years and 6 months). Sir William "Billy" McMahon (23 February 1908 - 31 March 1988) was an Australian Liberal <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_Party_of_Australia> politician and the 20th <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Australia>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Prime_Ministers_of_Australia> Prime Minister of Australia <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Australia>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister_of_Australia>. He was the longest continuously serving government minister in Australian history (21 years and 6 months). In 1940 he joined the Army, but because of a hearing loss he was confined to staff work. After World War II <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II> he traveled in Europe and completed an economics degree. Sir William McMahon died of cancer <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cancer> in Sydney on 31 March 1988, aged 80.[2] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_McMahon>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_McMahon>
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_McMahon>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_William_McMahon>


Event Title: Samuel Pepys' was born on this day
Thursday, February 23, 2012
What was so special about Samuel Pepys' diary? It's possible that if Samuel Pepys <http://www.answers.com/topic/samuel-pepys>" Target="_blank">http://www.answers.com/topic/samuel-pepys> (pronounced peeps) had known that the diary he inaugurated on January 1, 1660, would still be read today, he would have been more discreet. Scholars learned much about Restoration <http://www.answers.com/topic/restoration> society through Pepys' candid and vivid observations. His personal life was also covered in lusty detail, including descriptions of some of his marital infidelities and thoughts about his wife, his friends and himself. Pepys' failing eyesight forced him to close his diary on May 31, 1669. The diary - written in a shorthand that was not easily deciphered - was first revealed to the public some two centuries later; in 1983 the first unabridged version of the diary was released. Pepys was born on February 23 <http://www.answers.com/topic/february-23>, 1633 --
Birthplace: London, England Died: 16 May 1703

Read more: http://www.answers.com/topic/samuel-pepys#ixzz1G9rIw2uA <http://www.answers.com/topic/samuel-pepys>" Target="_blank">http://www.answers.com/topic/samuel-pepys>

Event Title: Nick Dupree's birthday
Thursday, February 23, 2012
February 23rd, 1982 - Nick Dupree is born. Dupree, is a disability rights and long-term-care reform advocate and writer who resides in Mobile, Ala. In 2001, he began a two-year campaign to change Medicaid regulations in Alabama, suing the state to retain services within the community. Along with pressure from state and federal officials and the media, "Nick's Crusade" led to the creation of a waiver program to allow up to 25 Alabama citizens on ventilators to continue to receive in-home care after age 21. The case was settled out of court. Dupree has received the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (NAPAS) award for Advocate of the Year in Washington, D.C. He has given keynote speeches at conferences all over the country, including Chicago; Minneapolis; Washington, D.C., and in the church of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Ala. He continues to speak out on health care and disability issues


Friday, February 24, 2012
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Event Title: Biotech 2012, Annual Conference“Current Advances in Biotechnology and Medicine”
Friday, February 24, 2012
Biotech 2012, Annual Conference"Current Advances in Biotechnology and Medicine"

24 to 25 February 2012
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Website: http://www.ilbs.in/images/pdfs/biotech_2012_symposium.pdf
Contact name: Dr. Nirupma Trehan Pati

Event Title: Heather Whitestone McCallum's birthday
Friday, February 24, 2012
Heather Whitestone McCallum - (born February 24, 1973) Heather is a beauty queen who was the first deaf Miss America title holder, having lost her hearing at the age of eighteen months. Whitestone represented Alabama at the 1995 Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Despite being profoundly deaf, she performed ballet en pointe to the song "Via Dolorosa" as her talent, winning the preliminary talent competition, as well as the preliminary swimsuit competition.

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Whitestone>


Event Title: Bob Kafka's Birthday
Friday, February 24, 2012

Bob Kafka was born in the Bronx, New York February 24, 1946. Bob served with the Army's 188TH Maintenance Battalion from 1966-67. He graduated in University of Houston with a BBA in Economics in 1974, and then went on to earn his M.Ed. in special education in 1977. From 1974 to 1980 he was also the Director of Handicapped Student Services at U of H. He served as Executive Director of the Texas Paralyzed Veterans Association, TPVA, in 1978, and as TPVA President from \1987 to 1991.
Bob is a grassroots organizer whoestablished ADAPT of Texas, a disability rights advocacy organization, 21 years ago. Since then, he has taught thousands how to self-advocate as well as how to advocate for a more accessible city, and better disability rights in general.
http://www.itodaynews.com/october2010/25cover-kafka.htm

<http://www.spinalcord.org/news.php?dep=9&list=976&page=74>


Monday, February 27, 2012
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Event Title: Steve Harley 's Birthday
Monday, February 27, 2012
Steve Harley - (February 27, 1951) Harley suffered from polio as a child, spending four years in hospital up to his sixteenth birthday. It was in hospital he first heard Bob Dylan, inspiring him to a career of words and music. At ten he received the gift of a guitar from his parents, and he played violin with the school orchestra. He first started out playing in bars and clubs in the early seventies, mainly at folk venues on open-mike nights where he joined the band Odin. Performing with Odin he met Jean-Paul Crocker, with whom he formed Cockney Rebel in late 1972. {Disabled World}


Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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Event Title: Dinah Shore was born on this day
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Dinah Shore -: (February 29, 1916 - February 24, 1994) born Frances Rose Shore was an American singer, actress and television personality. She was most popular during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s. When she was two years old, she was stricken with polio (infantile paralysis), a disease that was not preventable at the time, and for which treatment was limited to bed rest. Her parents provided intensive care for her and she recovered and overcame the disease. However, she continued to have a slightly deformed foot and limp, which did not physically impede her.

Event Title: Phyllis Frelich's birthday
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Phyllis Frelich (born February 29, 1944) is an American <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States> actress, and, with Marlee Matlin <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlee_Matlin>, one of the two pre-eminent deaf actresses in the United States. Frelich was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Lake,_North_Dakota> to deaf parents and is the oldest of 9 children (all of whom are also deaf). Frelich originated the leading female role in the Broadway <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_theatre> production of Children of a Lesser God <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_a_Lesser_God_(play)>, for which she won the 1980 Best Actress Tony Award <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Award>.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Frelich>



Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Event Title: Phyllis Frelich's birthday
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Phyllis Frelich (born February 29, 1944) is an American <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States> actress, and, with Marlee Matlin <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlee_Matlin>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlee_Matlin>, one of the two pre-eminent deaf actresses in the United States. Frelich was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devils_Lake,_North_Dakota> to deaf parents and is the oldest of 9 children (all of whom are also deaf).[citation needed <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed>] Mia White Brenda Ruedas.
She attended North Dakota School for the Deaf <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Dakota_School_for_the_Deaf>, graduating in 1962, and then went on to study at Gallaudet College (now known asGallaudet University <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallaudet_University>), a school for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Frelich originated the leading female role in the Broadway <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_theatre> production of Children of a Lesser God <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_a_Lesser_God_(play)>, for which she won the 1980 Best Actress Tony Award <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Award>. Marlee Matlin <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlee_Matlin>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlee_Matlin> played Frelich's role in the film version, and won the Best Actress Academy Award.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phyllis_Frelich>


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