today in history

On this date:

1955: The Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective.

1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space, orbiting the earth once before making a safe landing.

1963: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, charged with contempt of court and parading without a permit. (During his time behind bars, King wrote his β€œLetter from Birmingham Jail.”)

1988: The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent to Harvard University for a genetically engineered mouse.

2009: An obscure blog with the obtuse name “I Like Margarine” posted its first entry to total public indifference.

2015: Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics, announcing in a video her much-awaited second campaign for the White House.

2020: Christians around the world celebrated Easter Sunday isolated in their homes by the coronavirus.

2022: An obscure blog with the obtuse name “I Like Margarine” celebrated its 13th anniversary to total public indifference.

To both of my readers, I thank you. On to the next 13 years.

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4 Responses to today in history

  1. Congratulations 🎊 πŸŽ‰ πŸ₯³ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘

  2. Jen Knapp says:

    Ah, you’re a teenager now. Yikes!

  3. Jerry Hamby says:

    Make that three readers. I’ve been a longtime fan. You can probably figure who sent me the link to your blog many years ago. He now resides in a cigar box.

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