I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.
Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.
1953- Dr. Jonas Salk announces that he has successfully tested a vaccine to prevent Polio, clinical trials began the next year.
1966- Large-scale anti-Vietnam War protests take place in the United States, including in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago
1484- William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop’s Fables
1668- England takes control of Bombay, India
1790- US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
1830- The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York
1845- Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid
1863- Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
1885- Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
1926- First lip-reading tournament held in America
1934- Driving tests introduced in Britain
1937- Spinach growers of Crystal City, Texas, erect statue of Popeye
Source and more at On This Day!
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