July 18, 1869: Laurent Clerc, a French-born first American Deaf teacher, passed away in Hartford, U.S.
July 21, 1919: Dr William Stokoe, the father of ASL linguistics, was born in New Hampshire.
July 19, 2010: 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf (ICED 2010) hosted in Vancouver, Canada, stated an apology for formally rejecting the resolutions made at the ICED 1880 Congress in Milan, which banned sign language used in deaf education. The participants celebrated this statement.
July 10, 1815: American Thomas Gallaudet met the French group who gave public demonstrations on methodical signs with deaf pupils in London, England. Later, Gallaudet and Clerc founded the first deaf school in America.
July 17, 2014: Dr. Gertrude Galloway passed away in the U.S. She was a pioneer and advocate of American Deaf education, visionary leader, women\'s rights advocate, educator, and more.