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Sign Language history: 20th Century

1970s

Sesame Street

1970: Linda Bove was a guest on the American children's popular TV show, "Sesame Street," to teach a sign language in 1970. Eventually, she became a regular actress in 1976.

ASL Linguistics Research

1979: Klima and Bellugi conducted the first linguistics research on American Sign Language.

Related links: Timeline: 1980s.