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Did you know ?

January 26, 2007

Cartoonist Carl Anderson creator of the cartoon “Henry” is deaf.

Two of the Osmond brothers and Nanette Fabray are deaf.

“Days of Our Lives” was the first soap opera to be Closed Captioned (they had a story line on at the time about a woman who was deaf).

The baseball hand count was started by a deaf athlete.

The football huddle was started by a deaf athlete.

The oldest professional journal in the United States is the “American Annals of the Deaf”.

Deaf people have been identified among the list of the safest drivers.

There are over 100 school buildings, gymnasiums, libraries, streets, or large memorials named for deaf people in the United States.

Ludwig Van Beethoven was profoundly deaf when he composed the 9th Symphony.

Deaf people had to start their own insurance company before they could get insurance. Now their company National Fraternal Society is a ranking National Insurance business.

Archie Roosevelt (son of Teddy Roosevelt) learned American Sign Language from the White House police and loved using it everyday.

Stats prove that on average deaf people live longer than hearing people.

Thomas Edison was a deaf American inventor. He gave the world electricity.

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  1. January 27, 2007 at 6:03 am


  2. January 27, 2007 at 2:49 pm


    Just good!

    Composer Beethoven was also deaf šŸ˜‰

    Keep it good work.

    / Kumaran

  3. Bug
    January 28, 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Kumaran, Thank you for adding that one.

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