Sunday, March 20, 2011

Tidbits from the Past

Some happenings of the past that took place during the week of March 20-26.
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20 Harriet Beacher Stowe publishes the book Uncle Tom's Cabin . (1852)
21 The infamous Alcatraz prison is closed. (1963)
23 Patrick Henry declares "Give me liberty, or give me death!" (1775)
24 German scientist Robert Koch announces he has discovered the bacillus that causes Tuberculosis. (1882)
24 Elvis Presley joins the U.S. Army. (1958)
25 The European Economic Community (ECC) is established by the Treaty of Rome. (1957)
26 Ludwig von Beethoven dies in Vienna, Austria. (1827)
26 Dr. Jonas Salk invents a vaccine to fight polio.
26 The Eastman Dry Plate and Chemical Company manufactures the first motion picture film. (1885)

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