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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by KevinJS, Aug 3, 2012.
The last time I was in Boston I saw a bar called the 21st Amendment.
Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia
January 20, 1945;
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is inaugurated to start his unprecedented 4th term as President of the United States. This led to the passage of the 22nd amendment to the Constitution which limited Presidents to 2 elected terms or 1 if they've served more than two years of another President's term.
Franklin D. Roosevelt - Wikipedia
Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia
Yep, FDR loved being the president! Dave
Elizabeth Blackwell Became the First U.S. Female Medical Physician in 1849!
As a retired physician who has read a lot of medical history, especially in my early years - Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) is well known to me. She attended Geneva Medical College (now Hobart College) in upstate New York (not far southwest from Albany) - today, about a third of U.S. physicians are women, which will increase since nearly half of recent medical school graduates here are female (Source). Dave
Since the current post is on a woman physician, let me add a personal note - I married into a family of physicians, i.e. father & mother in-laws and Susan's maternal grandmother (and her younger brother), who I never met (she died a year before my first pre-marital visit to New Jersey - we would have been 'mates').
Rita Sapiro Finkler was born in Russia and attended medical school in Philadelphia graduating in 1915 - she was Susan's maternal grandmother - she was a founder of endocrinology in the state of New Jersey (and after a trip to Europe, introduced the very early Aschheim-Zondek Test for pregnancy) - in Newark, Susan first lived in her grandmother's house and remembers the mice (or maybe later the rabbits) used to perform this test - still regret not ever knowing her - she has a Wiki article (partly quoted below). Dave
Exactly 50 years ago, on January 27, 1967, the Outer Space Treaty was opened for signature in London, Moscow and Washinton.
It's the basis for international space law. It states that "exploration and use of outer space should be carried on for the benefit of all peoples", outer space "shall be free for exploration and use by all States" and "shall be used by all States Parties to the Treaty exclusively for peaceful purposes."
To this day, it has been ratified by 105 countries.
OUTER SPACE TREATY
Outer Space Treaty - Wikipedia
This is NASA's image of the day today. The photo shows astronauts Grissom, White and Chaffee (from left to right), the crew of Apollo 1, who died 50 years ago, on January 27, 1967, during a pre-launch test, when a fire broke out in their capsule.
Apollo 1 Crew Honored in New Tribute Exhibit
Apollo 1 - Wikipedia
National Geographic Society Founded This Day in 1888
The National Geographic Society was founded today in Washington, D.C. in 1881. Some history quoted below and also a few brief statements about its remarkable first president, Gardiner Greene Hubbard. A couple pics of the Museum and Administrative Building.
Susan & I are going to D.C. in May for a 5-night vacation mainly to see some of the new museums - we've not been to the National Geographic Museum in decades, so might put that on the list. We will be staying at the historic Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House - will use the excellent Metro for transportation. Dave
International Holocaust Remembrance Day - January 27
Today is the annual commemoration day for the WW II Holocaust - designated as the day that the Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated - quote below from the US Holocaust Museum - one of my favorite films about this horrific period is Schindler's List - I own the 20th anniversary blu-ray edition shown below - worth a re-watch and recommended to those who certainly have not seen this dramatic portrayal - directed by Steven Spielberg; music by John Williams see second quote below from previous link - nominated for 12 Oscars, and winner of 7, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Score for Williams. Dave