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FAMOUS PHARMACIST HAS DIED AT AGE 95


Stewart Sanders Adams  (1923 – January 30 2019)

A world-renowned chemist who helped develop the painkiller ibuprofen while working at Boots has died at the age of 95.

Dr Stewart Adams, born in Northamptonshire, England left school aged 17 and started a pharmacist apprenticeship at a Boots branch in Cambridgeshire.

He went on to study pharmacy at the University of Nottingham and began
work at Boots Pure Drug Company in 1952.

It was the following year his work began researching substances which
could have a pain-killing effect on rheumatoid arthritis.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1958, Explorer 1 became the United States’ first
satellite in space. The launch of the satellite — twice the size
of a basketball — was an important moment for the country,
as the Space Race with the Soviet Union was just beginning.

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The three men responsible for the success of Explorer 1, at left is Dr. William H. Pickering, former director of JPL, which built and operated
the satellite. Dr. James A. van Allen, center, of the State University of Iowa, designed and built the instrument on Explorer that discovered
the radiation belts which circle the Earth. At right is Dr. Wernher von Braun, leader of the Army’s Redstone Arsenal team which built the
first stage Redstone rocket that launched Explorer 1.

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On this day in 1945, Private Eddie Donald Slovik became the only
U.S. soldier since the American Civil War to be executed for
desertion.

January 31, 1945 Deserter 

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MEMBER OF COUNTRY TRIO IS DEAD AT 87

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Bonnie and Jim Ed Brown (top) with Maxine Brown in the late 1950s.

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Ella Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931 – January 21, 2019)


(AP) – Maxine Brown Russell, who together with her brother Jim Ed Brown and sister Bonnie Brown formed the country trio The Browns, has died.

Martha Moore, a publicist working with the family, said Brown died from complications of heart and kidney disease. She was surrounded by her family
on Monday in hospice care in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A songwriter and singer, Russell and her siblings launched their careers on
the "Louisiana Hayride" in the 1950s and had a several chart-topping songs
’50s and ’60s, including "The Three Bells," ”The Old Lamplighter," ”Scarlet
 
 Ribbons (For Her Hair)"and "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On."

They appeared on TV on shows like "The Ed Sullivan Show," ”American Bandstand" and "The Jerry Lewis Show."

The Browns were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.


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Henry Kissinger (seated center) signs the Paris Peace Accords on
this day in 1973 in Paris. The war ended on April 30, 1975, when
Saigon surrendered almost without fighting to the communist
forces, ending the United States’ involvement in Vietnam.


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Nguyen Duy Trinh (center) heads the delegation from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

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At Cape Kennedy, FL, on this day in 1967, astronauts Virgil I.
"Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died
in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo I spacecraft.

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The charred remains of the Apollo 1 cabin interior.

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On this day in 1998, President Clinton denied having an affair with
a former White House intern, saying "I did not have sexual relations
with that woman, Miss Lewinsky."

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President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office.

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